A cuisine is specific set of cooking traditions and practices, often associated with a specific culture or region. Each cuisine involves food preparation in a particular style, of food and drink of particular types, to produce individually consumed items or distinct meals. A cuisine is frequently named after the region or place where it originated. A cuisine is primarily influenced by the ingredients that are available locally or through trade. Religious food laws can also exercise a strong influence on such culinary practices.

Cuisines by region

Cuisine styles

A Jacques Lameloise (a three-star Michelin Guide chef) nouvelle cuisine presentation
A Jacques Lameloise (a three-star Michelin Guide chef) nouvelle cuisine presentation

Ethnic and religious cuisines

Ohaw, traditional Ainu soup
Ohaw, traditional Ainu soup

Historical cuisines

Main article: List of historical cuisines

References

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