from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An Alsatian dish of sauerkraut with wine, sausages, pork, and juniper berries.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

French choucroute (garnie), (garnished) sauerkraut, alteration (influenced by chou, cabbage) of German dialectal sûrkrût : Old High German sūr, sour + Old High German krūt, cabbage, kraut.


  • I still can remember my first taste of this made up as choucroute, the French word for the German dish of sauerkraut, which is the the German word for both the fermented cabbage and the dish made from it containing a variety of smoked meats and sausages.

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  • There it is called choucroute, and there it reaches its apotheosis, chiefly in Alsace, the province just across the Rhine from Germany.


  • It was at Diggers Delight where I had my first experience of a number of European dishes such as choucroute and fondue, where Frank wickedly served up a meat dish to us and a few of the locals before asking what we thought of the meat, in such a way that we knew something was up.

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  • a high narrow chest of drawers shiffónìây chignon-a knot of hair that is worn at the back of the head and especially at the nape of the neck shìnyon chinoiserie-a style in art, as in decoration, reflecting Chinese qualities or motifs; an object or decoration in this style sauerkraut; sauerkraut cooked and served with meat-also called choucroute garnie

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  • ($16), an original riff on Southern-fried chicken served with a warm potato salad I would like the recipe for; a duck confit "choucroute," which has a confited duck leg, housemade pork sausage, and sauerkraut studded with bacon.

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  • Because it is similar to Alsace's legendary and sauerkrauty choucroute garnie, bigos is often referred to by French cooks as "choucroute a la polonaise" despite the Poles proclaiming their version superior in every way.

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  • Walk into the homely winstub bistro L'Agneau d'Or in Obernai and you're spoilt for choice between a steaming plate of choucroute topped with sausages, chops, bacon and black pudding, for €17, or a three-course regional menu at €24.

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  • Park your bike at the foot of the main street in Riquewihr and wander up to the clock tower, taking in the various wine shops en route, perhaps stopping for a plate of choucroute à l'Alsacienne.

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  • A starter of expertly cooked sweetbreads, a stew of choucroute below, a julienne of carrot above, is solid French cookery.

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