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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Or whatever ethnic culinary delights you are offered.
▪ This is one of the many New York culinary delights that appear only in ersatz forms outside the city.
▪ She might not be able to manage one of Marguerite's culinary delights, but at least she could cook herself a meal.
▪ Guests were full of praise for the culinary delights, and the branch was able to add £527 to its funds.
▪ She'd never have suspected the Viking of possessing culinary skills.
▪ So did another friendly institution called the Cooking Class, organized to enhance the wives' culinary skill.
▪ An old acquaintance visiting from California once asked to borrow my Teflon skillet to demonstrate his culinary skills.
▪ Tony had all the culinary skills of a dead water buffalo.
▪ I can't cook at all, so a toasted bagel is about the limit of my culinary skills.
▪ Deep-dish pizza is one of Chicago's culinary traditions.
▪ Mary learned a lot of culinary skills from Gerard.
▪ Mint is perhaps the best-known of culinary herbs.
▪ The use of garlic, whether for medicinal or culinary purposes, dates back several centuries.
▪ Already lines of recruits are filing past the hotplates to collect the Catering Corps' famous blend of humour and culinary excellence.
▪ Among the most popular classes are culinary arts programs in which lunching and learning go hand-in-hand.
▪ Butter flavoring is available for culinary uses.
▪ Having discarded as inadequate our orthodox rationalisations for meat's culinary centrality, the question remained: why is it so important?
▪ Having lurched trendily through the culinary eighties, we may now be discovering something more substantial and enduring in game.
▪ His cheesemaker is situated on the outskirts of the village, but he keeps names top secret from the culinary competition.
▪ She'd never have suspected the Viking of possessing culinary skills.
▪ Yet this unassuming treatise, written by Amelia Simmons, is a giant in culinary history.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Culinary \Cu"li*na*ry\ (k?"l?-n?-r?), a. [L. culinarius, fr. culina kitchen, perh. akin to carbo coal: cf. F. culinare.] Relating to the kitchen, or to the art of cookery; used in kitchens; as, a culinary vessel; the culinary art.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1630s, "of the kitchen," from Latin culinarius "pertaining to the kitchen," from culina "kitchen, food" (see kiln). Meaning "of cookery" is from 1650s.


a. 1 Relating to the practice of cookery or the activity of cooking. 2 Of, or relating to a kitchen


adj. of or relating to or used in cooking


Usage examples of "culinary".

Within the narrow limits of the choice given to them in terms of quality and quantity of materials and ingredients, Chi presented his new culinary creations and Lang supported him in serving them with pride and joy far exceeding the expectations of the thirty to forty low-income travellers on each voyage.

If it had not been for the culinary skill of Noel the cook, the famous Atheist physician Lametrie would not have died of indigestion, for the pie he succeeded in eating in his extremity was made by Noel.

Of her he thinks in his chamber--his quiet, snug, little chamber--a mere closet, looking out upon a long garden-slip, in which he sees, without much heeding them, long lanes of culinary cabbage, and tracts of other growing and decaying vegetation, in which his interest is quite too small to make it needful that he should even ask its separate names.

The Book of Kudzu provided me with a fascinating collection of recipes, not only for culinary purposes but for healing as well, all helpful in my fiction writing.

But chef Tripp Mauldin, previously at Michael Mina and the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco, who arrived in mid-2005, has upped the culinary ante in a big way, offering fabulous crispy roast chicken with summer corn, chanterelles, lardoons, baby potatoes, and jus, outstanding burgers, and tasty seafood such as King salmon with arugula salad, heirloom tomatoes, olives, basil, and parmesan.

On open shelves stood omelet pans, soufflé dishes, copper bowls, a fish poacher, salad baskets, and a few culinary objects that remained a mystery to the uninitiated.

The textural value of ginger helped to solidify its culinary position around the first millenium B.

The shrimpers where glad to trade a few for the culinary delight of those in the park.

It was the kind of atmosphere that could seem either contrived and fakey, or just pleasantly and comfortably old-fashioned, depending on the skill with which it was handled and whether or not it was used to cover up deficiencies in the culinary department.

It might just be that such a long exposure to Istrian life was proving too rich for his palate, for the Master had never bothered to teach him the use of spices or those combinations of herbs with which the southerners flavored their food when he had taught him the basics of the culinary arts.

The evening was planned with great care and everything we did pointed to the culinary artistay of Denmark and the magnificent cheese products to come out of this beautiftil country.

Ever since Justice Strauss had taken the Baudelaires to the market in order to buy ingredients to make puttanesca sauce, Sunny had been interested in the culinary arts, although it was only recently that she had matured enough to develop this interest.

Many of the ethnic culinary models here were developed in places without impeccable raw ingredients and employ methods of cooking and spicing that do nothing to enhance fresh, natural tastes.

These are produced by the Coriander, an umbelliferous herb cultivated in England from early times for medicinal and culinary uses, though introduced at first from the Mediterranean.

Such stews, such soups, such broils, such wonderful commixtures of things diverse in nature and antagonistic in properties such daring culinary experiments in combining materials never before attempted to be combined.