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Related to haute cuisine: nouvelle cuisine
1. Elaborate or skillfully prepared food, especially that of France.
2. The characteristic style of preparing such food.
[French : haute, feminine of haut, high, elegant + cuisine, cooking.]
haute cuisine(ot kwizin)
(Cookery) high-class cooking
[literally: high cookery]
haute cui•sine(ˌoʊt kwɪˈzin)
1. food preparation as an art.
2. fine food prepared in an elaborate manner.
[< French: literally, high kitchen]
A French phrase meaning high cooking, used to mean cookery of a high degree of skill or elaborateness.