nouvelle cuisine definition by Webster's New World
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a style of French cooking that uses a minimum of fat and starch and emphasizes light sauces and the use of very fresh ingredients, often in unusual combinations prepared simply and served artistically arranged on the plate
Origin: French new cuisine
nouvelle cuisine definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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.
Origin: French : nouvelle, new + cuisine, cuisine.