W. Wright, Biology student, Biology student, Astoria
Answered Apr 17, 2019
The word cuisine is also the French word meaning kitchen. It is related to the Latin and Spanish word Cocina that also means kitchen. Cuisine also has the connotation of the way of cooking or style of cooking. It is not clear how far back this use of the word cuisine goes, but it appears to have gone back at least as far as the 18th century when French culture became the standard for high culture in all areas including cooking. In the 1920s, the term haute cuisine came into use to essentially mean refined or fine dining. A related term is Le Grande Cuisine referring to the cooking of the old French aristocracy.
The term cuisine is also related to the word culinary which comes from the same root and refers to all things related to cooking and preparing food. Cuisine originally was used in the context of French cooking but is now used to describe any type of cooking defined by a region (European Cuisine, Asian Cuisine, etc.).
The word cuisine has a direct origin from the Latin word for kitchen or cook stone. It is derived from the word culina, which is the Latin word for cook. A cuisine is a type of cooking characterized by distinctive ingredients, techniques, and dishes integrated with a specific culture or geographic region.
A cuisine is primarily influenced by the ingredients that are available locally or through trade. It is a characteristic or style of preparing food and drink of particular types, to produce individually consumed items or distinct meals.