Definition of pot-au-feu in English:


Syllabification: pot-au-feu
Pronunciation: /ˌpôt ō ˈfœ


(plural same)
A French soup of meat, typically boiled beef, and vegetables cooked in a large pot.
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  • The simplest consommé of all, in France, is the broth from pot-au-feu.
  • Soups, rabbit dishes, and dishes such as pot-au-feu, coq au vin, and blanquettes are often requested by pickers nostalgic for an era when long, slow cooking was the norm.
  • The legendary peasant woman kept a pot-au-feu or bouillon pot on her hearth and, myth has it, threw into it whatever she had around to stew for the day's meal.


French, literally 'pot on the fire'.

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