nouvelle cuisine

noun

Definition of nouvelle cuisine

: a form of French cuisine that uses little flour or fat and stresses light sauces and the use of fresh seasonal produce; also : a national or regional cuisine that stresses lightness and freshness in preparation
  • American nouvelle cuisine

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Origin and Etymology of nouvelle cuisine

borrowed from French, literally, "new cuisine"


NOUVELLE CUISINE Defined for English Language Learners

nouvelle cuisine

Definition of nouvelle cuisine for English Language Learners

  • : a modern style of cooking in which light, healthy food is prepared and served in an attractive way


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