Haute-cuisine meaning

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Elaborate or skillfully prepared food, especially that of France.
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The characteristic style of preparing such food.
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The preparation of fine food by highly skilled chefs.
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Food prepared in this way.
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Refined cookery, especially when practiced as an art form.
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Haute cuisine is French for food cooked by skilled chefs, or is defined as the very fancy style of cooking by those chefs.

An example of haute cuisine is a meal with small portions that are beautifully cooked and arranged.

The manner of cooking on the Food Network's program Iron Chef is an example of haute cuisine.

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Origin of haute-cuisine

  • French haute feminine of haut high, elegant cuisine cooking

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French haute (“high”) + cuisine (“cookery”)

    From Wiktionary