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Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses - Nouvelle Cuisine Summary & Analysis

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Nouvelle Cuisine Summary

The definition of nouvelle cuisine is established as the same ingredients combined in more ethnic combinations, including more Asian and Latin American influences, which were previously ignored in most of Europe and North America. Nouvelle cuisine is also lighter, with fewer calories and smaller portions, but it is expensive, because it requires decoration.

Allende does not trust the waiters, the menu, or the dishes served in nouvelle restaurants.

While nouvelle cuisine is often perceived as fresher, requiring Spartan preparation, Allende prefers food that does not move. She wants meat products that are dead, with no remaining eyes or heads visible. If people have gone to the trouble of killing the animal, it is not too much to ask that they remove the head as well.

Nouvelle Cuisine Analysis

This chapter is a rant against the nouvelle cuisine that has developed in...

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