nouvelle cuisine definition

  • noun:
    • A contemporary school of French cooking that seeks to create from normal tastes of meals and substitutes light, low-calorie sauces and stocks for old-fashioned heavy butter-based and cream-based products.
    • A French approach to cookery, contrasted with "cuisine classique" (classical cuisine), that's typified by its less heavy, more fragile dishes and focus on presentation.
    • a school of French cooking that utilizes light sauces and attempts to bring out the natural flavors of meals in the place of making hefty use of butter and lotion

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