cu·​li·​nary | \ ˈkə-lə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce culinary (audio) , ˈkyü- How to pronounce culinary (audio) , ˈkü- How to pronounce culinary (audio) \

Definition of culinary

: of or relating to the kitchen or cookery culinary arts culinary recipes culinary schools

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Other Words from culinary

culinarily \ ˌkə-​lə-​ˈner-​ə-​lē How to pronounce culinarily (audio) , ˌkyü-​ , ˌkü-​ \ adverb

Examples of culinary in a Sentence

They serve a variety of culinary delights.

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But the true depth and breadth of this pillar of the Chinese culinary pantheon is poorly understood in the West, and better revealed at Original Cuisine than anywhere else in the Valley. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "The best restaurants in Mesa," 15 July 2019 Donut Monster is always offering new flavors, but some of its staples include the old-fashioned, maple bacon, cheesecake, lemon poppy and PB&J. Jackie Woods comes from an impressive culinary background. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "After a year of farmer's markets and pop-ups, Donut Monster plans to open its first shop in Whitefish Bay," 15 July 2019 Barnes’ first idea for a business was Kitchen Kid, a kind of mobile culinary school. Ronald D. White,, "Samantha Barnes of Raddish wants to get your kids cooking," 14 July 2019 All food, drink and culinary programs are included in the ticket price; $120-$229. Lisa Herendeen, The Mercury News, "7 fabulous Bay Area food festivals this summer," 13 July 2019 The Free Press/Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers' popular Top 10 Takeover dining series is back this year with a lineup of new restaurants that celebrate the rich culinary tapestry of metro Detroit. Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, "Top 10 Takeover: Norma G's tickets sold out," 12 July 2019 Inside Englewood, a culinary arts program is training aspiring chefs to pump out artisanal breads, pastries and cakes. Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY, "Roofing, paving, artisanal bread: Feds look to kick-start law that will free hundreds of inmates," 11 July 2019 Longo, then 21, was a culinary student excited to land a job as a line cook at Gianni’s. Anna Muckerman,, "Remembering Anthony Bourdain and his rocky relationship with Baltimore," 8 June 2018 This year, one of the most popular Mexican bakeries in Houston, El Bolillo Bakery, is on board and ready to construct the sprawling cake with the help of Pasadena ISD culinary students. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "Pasadena Strawberry Festival's epic shortcake gets a new sponsor," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of culinary

1638, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for culinary

Latin culinarius, from culina kitchen — more at kiln

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English Language Learners Definition of culinary

: used in or relating to cooking


cu·​li·​nary | \ ˈkə-lə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce culinary (audio) , ˈkyü-\

Kids Definition of culinary

: of or relating to the kitchen or cooking culinary skills

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