haute cuisine

noun
haute cui·​sine | \ ˌōt-kwi-ˈzēn How to pronounce haute cuisine (audio) \

Definition of haute cuisine

: artful or elaborate cuisine especially : traditionally elaborate French cuisine

Examples of haute cuisine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The six-figure sum is not being offered at a haute cuisine location with culinary accolades, but at fast-food chain Taco Bell. Leslie Patton, Bloomberg.com, "You Can Now Make $100,000 Working at Taco Bell," 10 May 2020 French food boasts a rich and sweeping culinary history that includes rustic home cooking, elaborate court-dining masterpieces, and avant garde Parisian haute cuisine. Saveur Editors, Saveur, "65 Classic French Recipes to Add to Your Repertoire," 8 May 2020 Hot dish, which was used to conserve meat during World War I, is hardly haute cuisine, and two ducks—yes, ducks—quack in protest after being confined upstairs, behind a bathroom door. Abby Vesoulis / Prole, Time, "'Who Better to Talk About My Mom?' Amy Klobuchar's Daughter Takes On The Iowa Campaign Trail," 31 Jan. 2020 His clientele isn’t looking for haute cuisine or obscure ingredients. Washington Post, "Partisan warfare rages just steps away. But at the Monocle, ‘You check all that at the door.’," 31 Jan. 2020 Le Gavroche, a showcase of haute cuisine, was frequented by a loyal clientele that included many visiting Hollywood celebrities and members of the British upper classes. Staff Reports, Washington Post, "Michel Roux, influential French chef in England, dies at 78," 12 Mar. 2020 But the servers are happy to explain. That’s just one way Nari challenges Eurocentric notions of haute cuisine. Jill Cowan, New York Times, "How a Homeless Couple Found Work Delivering Eviction Notices," 12 Feb. 2020 Celebrity chefs, competitive cooking shows, and the collapse of French hegemony have made haute cuisine seem like a relic of the past. Adam Shatz, The New Yorker, "My Life as a Child Chef," 18 Nov. 2019 Lameloise’s food was traditional Burgundian haute cuisine updated with nouvelle touches. Adam Shatz, The New Yorker, "My Life as a Child Chef," 18 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of haute cuisine

1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for haute cuisine

French, literally, high cooking

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The first known use of haute cuisine was in 1928

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26 May 2020

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“Haute cuisine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haute%20cuisine. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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haute cuisine

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English Language Learners Definition of haute cuisine

: cooking that is done in a very skillful and complicated way

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