nouvelle cuisine


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

Examples of nouvelle cuisine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of nouvelle cuisine’s most divisive gastronomes would soon have thousands upon thousands of kitchens operating as her laboratory. Rebecca Alter, Vulture, 16 Aug. 2021 Rebelling against the rich, heavy French sauces that had dominated the world's fine-dining scene, nouvelle cuisine practitioners emphasized fresh herbs and vegetables, faster cooking times and acidic additives such as lemon juice and vinegar. Bill Ward Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 2 July 2021 In the 1980s, French nouvelle cuisine reigned, and chefs started paying attention to more exotic mushrooms—the button’s sexier wild cousins. Cathy Whims, WSJ, 12 Mar. 2020 But in 1965, Mr. Daguin, an experimenter enthralled with nouvelle cuisine, created a green peppercorn sauce for his duck. New York Times, 3 Dec. 2019 But not every flavor beloved in the trickle-down years has retained its aura; some, particularly those associated with nouvelle cuisine, quickly soured. New York Times, 16 Apr. 2018 An upper-middle-class background gave them the means to fly to Europe and stumble into restaurants where nouvelle cuisine was being hammered out. New York Times, 30 May 2018 Image Ella Brennan, the exacting matriarch of a New Orleans restaurant family whose flagship, Commander’s Palace, is renowned for serving a blend of Louisiana and nouvelle cuisines with generous, dramatic flair, died on Thursday in New Orleans. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, 1 June 2018 Paul Bocuse, Lyon’s epicurean patron saint, who died in January at the age of 91, opened a new chapter in French cooking in his city 40 years ago as a founding father of la nouvelle cuisine. Jay Cheshes, WSJ, 24 July 2018 See More

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First Known Use of nouvelle cuisine

1975, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nouvelle cuisine

borrowed from French, literally, "new cuisine"

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