haute cuisine

[oht kwi-zeen; French oht kwee-zeen]
noun
fine or gourmet cooking; food preparation as an art.

Origin:
< French

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haute cuisine (ot kwizin)
 
n
high-class cooking
 
[literally: high cookery]

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It's a soupy, creamy street food that's recently entered the realm of haute cuisine.
The stew stove enabled a chef to create the sophisticated style of food preparation known as haute cuisine.
The room is elegant, but the lunch is not haute cuisine.
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