AskDefine | Define cuisine

Dictionary Definition

cuisine n : the practice or manner of preparing food or the food so prepared [syn: culinary art]

User Contributed Dictionary



From cuisine "cooking, culinary art, kitchen" < coquina < coquere "to cook".


  • /kwɪˈziːn/


  1. a characteristic style of preparing food, often associated with a place of origin
    French cuisine is considered to be one of the world's most refined and elegant styles of cooking.
    The restaurant is noted for its excellent cuisine.



characteristic style of preparing food

See also




  1. kitchen
    Brian est dans la cuisine. - Brian is in the kitchen.
  2. cuisine
    J'aime la cuisine française.

Extensive Definition

Cuisine (from French cuisine, "cooking; culinary art; kitchen"; ultimately from Latin coquere, "to cook") is a specific set of cooking traditions and practices, often associated with a specific culture. Religious food laws can also exercise a strong influence on cuisine. A cuisine is primarily influenced by the ingredients that are available locally or through trade. For example, the American-Chinese dish chop suey clearly reflected the adaptation of Chinese cuisine to the ingredients available in North America.

External links

cuisine in Amharic: አበሳሰል
cuisine in Bengali: রন্ধনপ্রণালী
cuisine in German: Kochkunst
cuisine in Esperanto: Kuirarto
cuisine in Basque: Sukaldaritza
cuisine in French: Cuisine
cuisine in Friulian: Cusine
cuisine in Korean: 요리
cuisine in Croatian: Kulinarstvo
cuisine in Ido: Koquarto
cuisine in Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Cocina
cuisine in Italian: Cucina
cuisine in Haitian: Kizin
cuisine in Limburgan: Kaokkuns
cuisine in Japanese: 料理
cuisine in Sicilian: Cucina
cuisine in Simple English: Cuisine
cuisine in Swedish: Matkultur
cuisine in Ukrainian: Кухня
cuisine in Venetian: Coxina

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bakehouse, bakery, baking, barbecuing, basting, board, boiling, braising, bread, bread and butter, brewing, broil, broiling, caboose, camboose, catering, cheer, comestibles, cookery, cookhouse, cooking, cookroom, creature comfort, culinary science, daily bread, domestic science, eatables, edibles, fare, fast food, feast, food, food and drink, foodstuff, frying, galley, grilling, health food, home economics, ingesta, junk food, kitchen, kitchen stuff, kitchenette, meat, nutrition, pan-broiling, poaching, provender, provision, roasting, sauteing, scullery, searing, shirring, simmering, spread, steeping, stewing, sustenance, table, toasting, tucker, viands, victuals, vittles
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