One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The apparatus or set of utensils for serving or preparing a meal.
- ‘But despite her ample gifts at the stove, she has one of the worst batterie de cuisine in New England.’
- ‘Our batterie de cuisine includes utilitarian products which are equally stunning alone or as part of a collection.’
- ‘Most people expect my batterie de cuisine to be composed of only high-end brands, but that couldn't be further from the truth.’
- ‘Some of the copper batterie de cuisine is original, but it has been added to in recent years, while much of the pewter is engraved with the Hamilton crest.’
- ‘He peered at the professional kitchen, replete with indoor charcoal grill, restaurant stove, sixty linear feet of counter space, and a batterie de cuisine worthy of a good-sized restaurant.’
- ‘Each chapter begins with the basics, detailing the batterie de cuisine (the tools, gadgets, and ingredients) and general troubleshooting for the chapter.’
- ‘That's why the best advice that can be dispensed at this time of year is to keep it simple - particularly for those of you who aren't on first-name terms with much of your batterie de cuisine.’
- ‘Indeed, the world's greatest chefs have been coming here for their batteries de cuisine since 1820.’
French, ‘set of equipment for the kitchen’. The sense of ‘set’ developed from the original meaning of ‘collection of artillery equipment (for ‘beating’ the enemy)’; see also battery.
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