haute cuisine


haute cui·​sine ˌōt-kwi-ˈzēn How to pronounce haute cuisine (audio)
: artful or elaborate cuisine
especially : traditionally elaborate French cuisine

Examples of haute cuisine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The restaurant, operated by the veteran New York chef Angie Mar, was until a few months ago Les Trois Chevaux, Mar’s homage to the mid-century French haute cuisine of places past like Lutèce and La Côte Basque. Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, 25 Feb. 2024 From the millennia-old superyacht that still resonates today to the small kitchen tool that enabled modern haute cuisine to the ingenious invention of the credit card, which pays for it all, here are the products, ideas, and shots in the dark that led to now. The Editors, Robb Report, 28 Mar. 2024 See photos of Korean haute cuisine and read the story. Suzanne Nuyen, NPR, 25 Mar. 2024 But haute cuisine has just as much claim to the sentiment; both styles have their own rich history, born from and steeped in the same terroir. Jamie Schler, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 But would that haute cuisine background connect with a mass audience that traditionally interacts with the corn chips by shoveling them into their mouths? Chris Morris, Fortune, 17 Dec. 2023 This haute cuisine experience would complement its $127,000 per-ticket trip aboard the capsule, Céleste, which will travel above the Earth on a six-hour trip. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, 2 Nov. 2023 Francesco Martucci is known for using haute cuisine techniques — flash freezing, sous vide cooking, dehydrating, and fermenting — to make sublime pizza. Laura Itzkowitz, Travel + Leisure, 1 Aug. 2023 The competition itself was an hour of high-pressure haute cuisine intensity, using gear inspired by high school kids. Lawrence Specker | Lspecker@al.com, al, 13 Aug. 2023

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Word History


French, literally, high cooking

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of haute cuisine was in 1928

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“Haute cuisine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haute%20cuisine. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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