nouvelle cuisine

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nou·velle cuisine

A contemporary school of French cooking that seeks to bring out the natural flavors of foods and substitutes light, low-calorie sauces and stocks for the traditional heavy butter-based and cream-based preparations.

[French : nouvelle, new + cuisine, cuisine.]

nouvelle cuisine

(ˈnuːvɛl kwɪˈziːn)
(Cookery) a style of preparing and presenting food, often raw or only lightly cooked, with light sauces, and unusual combinations of flavours and garnishes
[C20: French, literally: new cookery]

nou•velle′ cuisine′


a style of cooking that emphasizes the use of fresh ingredients, unusual combinations of foods, light sauces, and the artful presentation of food.
[1975–80; < French]
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Noun1.nouvelle cuisine - a school of French cooking that uses light sauces and tries to bring out the natural flavors of foods instead of making heavy use of butter and cream
cuisine, culinary art - the practice or manner of preparing food or the food so prepared
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
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