cu·li·nary | \ˈkə-lə-ˌner-ē, ˈkyü-, ˈkü- \

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, ˌkyü-, ˌkü- \ adverb

Examples of culinary in a Sentence

They serve a variety of culinary delights.

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After closing his fancy Spanish restaurant, Casa Rubio, two-time James Beard semifinalist Omar Flores turned his attention and extensive culinary experience to one thing — fried chicken. Larry Olmsted, USA TODAY, "Chicken, biscuits and beer: Dallas eatery serves tasty trifecta," 12 July 2018 According to culinary historians, tagines date to the late eighth century ruler of the Islamic empire, Harun al Rashid. Claire Perez,, "Moroccan chicken tagine a flavorful and aromatic stew," 29 June 2018 There is an enticing lineup of spa specials, unique culinary experiences, live entertainment and breathtaking views of Camelback Mountain poolside. Emily Lockwood, azcentral, "Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia," 23 Apr. 2018 The culinary landscape of the Bay Area has certainly changed a lot since the days of Stars. David Nash, Town & Country, "Polarizing Chef Jeremiah Tower On Restaurant Cooking, Alice Waters, and His New Book Flavors of Taste," 21 Apr. 2018 The 32-year-old wants every Ghetto Gastro dish to be a technicolor experience, something familiar but also something new, a flare of the senses, a culinary experience with dimensions. Jason Parham, WIRED, "Welcome to the Social Media ‘Black Power Kitchen’ of Tomorrow," 29 May 2018 The culinary director of Goldenvoice, the company that makes the 'chella happen, got into the business of reinventing festival food nine years ago after trudging through years of festivals as a vegan. Natalie B. Compton, GQ, "Music Festivals Have Now Hopped on the Wellness Bandwagon," 25 Apr. 2018 Watch this inspiring video to learn more about Tempest's story and see her culinary skills in motion. Jennifer Tzeses, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meet the Young Female Chef Transforming Sushi Culture," 24 Apr. 2018 In March, Princess announced a partnership with Bon Appétit to co-develop culinary experiences at various ports of call around the globe. Peter Cheng, Los Angeles Magazine, "Mexican-Food Expert Bill Esparza Has Curated Cruise Excursions That Are a Gastronome’s Dream," 23 Apr. 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, ˈkyü-\

Kids Definition of culinary

: of or relating to the kitchen or cooking culinary skills

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