cui·​sine | \ kwi-ˈzēn How to pronounce cuisine (audio) , kwē-\

Definition of cuisine

: manner of preparing food : style of cooking a cooking method used in French cuisine also : the food prepared enjoys French cuisine

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Synonyms for cuisine


cookery, cooking

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Examples of cuisine in a Sentence

a cooking method used in French cuisine a cuisine based on local ingredients This restaurant is famous for its spicy cuisine.
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Recent Examples on the Web

Guests enjoyed an evening of tasty cuisine and great music, while raising funds for conservation efforts that benefit both humans and wildlife. Vincent Andrunas, San Diego Union-Tribune, "A voice for the coast and ocean," 5 July 2019 His restaurant in the Sacred Valley, Mil, operates as both a restaurant focused on ancestral cuisines and a culinary research laboratory. Jill K. Robinson, National Geographic, "Gordon Ramsay Adventures in Peru’s Sacred Valley," 2 July 2019 Celebrate the storming of the Bastille and the fight for equality in true Parisian fashion by indulging in extravagant cuisine and beverages, and live entertainment., "Be careful around Horseshoe Lake; benefit at EDWINS on Shaker Square; more: Press Run," 28 June 2019 AsiaFest Festival features an international bazaar, performances, arts and crafts, fusion cuisine and live demonstrations. Houston Chronicle, "Fun, family-friendly events in Houston for July 4th and beyond," 27 June 2019 Aside from the music lineup, 2019 features a keynote speech from Michelle Obama, alongside the fest's usual emphasis on lifestyle touchstones like business, beauty, cuisine, and social justice through its vendors, panels, and exhibitions. Chris Payne, Billboard, "What Does It Mean to Be an Independent Festival in 2019?," 26 June 2019 The luxury resort is known for its chic, rustic decor, farm-to-table cuisine, and onsite farm. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner Throw a Second Wedding in Wyoming," 24 June 2019 As with its other locations, the theater will offer locally inspired cuisine and beverages to patrons from its full bar and kitchen. Ryan Faughnder,, "Alamo Drafthouse to open downtown Los Angeles theater in July," 19 June 2019 For the 22nd year running, residents and visitors to San Jose on Saturday got a taste of Portuguese culture and cuisine at the annual Dia de Portugal. Erin Baldassari, The Mercury News, "San Jose celebrates Portuguese community with linguica, malasadas and family," 8 June 2019

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First Known Use of cuisine

1786, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cuisine

French, literally, kitchen, from Old French, from Late Latin coquina — more at kitchen

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The first known use of cuisine was in 1786

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English Language Learners Definition of cuisine

: a style of cooking
: food that is cooked in a particular way

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