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

  • adj. Prepared or served as if in the home: a restaurant serving authentic home-style dishes.

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  • adj. as if in the home


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  • Joe Kohen for The Wall Street Journal The menu includes home-style dishes that are hard to find in the average red-sauce joint, such as spinach and ricotta gnocchi.

    Gaia Italian Cafe

  • Mr. Rose, a 32-year-old who works for American Express , lived in Mexico City last year and misses the home-style cooking of local cantinas in the countryside.

    After Dark, New Worlds

  • The nutritious home-style food was prepared by school cafeteria-type ladies.

    Conjugal Visit

  • For example, one evening the two colleagues visited Rao's, a restaurant that has served home-style Neapolitan food in East Harlem since 1896 and where reservations are famously difficult to secure.

    Modernism on a Fork

  • Martin Ramin for The Wall Street Journal, Styling by Anne Cardenas Cookbooks on French pastry For the last few years, the American sweet tooth has veered towards home-style desserts—pies, cupcakes and such.

    Macarons, Madeleines et More

  • Stephanie McLaughlin - April 2010 There are two kitchens in the office, one with home-style seating.

    When Work and Play Collide

  • Because of my allergies and asthma, I discovered the great convenience of the AC car adapter, which plugged into the cigarette lighter and provided home-style electricity so I could give myself breathing treatments.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: New Moms

  • I can't name many in-and-out places that will satisfy my craving for a good meatball sub or some tasty home-style Italian meatballs Subway does not count, people.

    America's Next Great Restaurant: Will Joey Stick with Saucy Balls? Should He?

  • Leave it to the Italians to make even the humblest of vegetables seem seductive, with home-style recipes like succulent roasted onions and braised scallions.

    Green-Thumb Gourmet

  • Paladar Café Cubano serves home-style lunches based on the Caribbean island's cuisine to an eclectic mix of workers in San Francisco's Financial District.

    Paladar Café Cubano


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