What is cuisine?

  • (noun): The practice or manner of preparing food or the food so prepared.
    Synonyms: culinary art

Cuisine

Cuisine (from French cuisine, "cooking; culinary art; kitchen"; ultimately from Latin coquere, "to cook") is a characteristic style of cooking practices and traditions, often associated with a specific culture. Cuisines are often named after the geographic areas or regions that they originate from. A cuisine is primarily influenced by the ingredients that are available locally or through trade. Religious food laws, such as Islamic dietary laws and Jewish dietary laws, can also exercise a strong influence on cuisine. Regional food preparation traditions, customs and ingredients often combine to create dishes unique to a particular region.

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Some articles on cuisine:

Douhua - Unpackaged - Cantonese Cuisine
... In Cantonese cuisine it is served with sweet ginger or clear syrup, and sometimes as a mixture with black sesame paste, and sometimes also with coconut milk ... bucket (木桶豆腐花) as part of dim sum cuisine ...
Cuisine Of Quebec - Traditional Cuisine
... The strongest influences on traditional Quebec cuisine come from the cuisines of France and Ireland, as the two largest ethnic groups in the province are ...
Culture Of Argentina - Cuisine
... Main article Argentine cuisine Besides many of the pasta, sausage, and dessert dishes common to continental Europe, Argentines enjoy a wide variety of Indigenous and Criollo creations ...
British People - Culture - Cuisine
... Main article British cuisine Historically, British cuisine has meant "unfussy dishes made with quality local ingredients, matched with simple sauces to accentuate flavour ... This is despite British cuisine having absorbed the culinary influences of those who have settled in Britain, resulting in hybrid dishes such as the British Asian Chicken tikka masala ... during wartime periods of the 20th century, are said to have been the stimulus for British cuisine's poor international reputation ...
Global and Regional Cuisines
... Global cuisines can be categorized by various regions according to the common use of major foodstuffs, including grains, produce and cooking fats ... Regional cuisines may vary based upon food availability and trade, cooking traditions and practices, and cultural differences ... In Italy the cuisine of the north, featuring butter and rice, stands in contrast to that of the south, with its wheat pasta and olive oil ...

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    Thank God for the passing of the discomforts and vile cuisine of the age of chivalry!
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