[ noo-vel kwee-zeen ]
/ nu vɛl kwiˈzin /
noun (sometimes initial capital letters)French.
a modern style of French cooking that emphasizes the use of the finest and freshest ingredients simply and imaginatively prepared, often with fresh herbs, the artful arrangement and presentation of food, and the use of reduced stocks in place of flour-thickened sauces.
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Origin of nouvelle cuisine
literally, new cooking
Words nearby nouvelle cuisine
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British Dictionary definitions for nouvelle cuisine
/ (ˈnuːvɛl kwIˈziːn) /
a style of preparing and presenting food, often raw or only lightly cooked, with light sauces, and unusual combinations of flavours and garnishes
Word Origin for nouvelle cuisine
C20: French, literally: new cookery
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