from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A contemporary school of French cooking that seeks to bring out the natural flavors of foods and substitutes light, low-calorie sauces and stocks for the traditional heavy butter-based and cream-based preparations.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A French approach to cookery, contrasted with "cuisine classique" (classical cuisine), that is typified by its lighter, more delicate dishes and emphasis on presentation.
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- n. a school of French cooking that uses light sauces and tries to bring out the natural flavors of foods instead of making heavy use of butter and cream
French : nouvelle, new + cuisine, cuisine.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French nouvelle cuisine, "new cuisine". (Wiktionary)