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nouvelle cuisine

noun [U] uk   /ˌnuː.vel.kwɪˈziːn/ us  
a style of cooking in which food is lightly cooked and served in attractive patterns on the plate in small amounts: Raymond Blanc, star of nouvelle cuisine, tells Paul Bailey about the philosophy behind his cooking.
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