cordon bleu

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cordon bleu an honor or award gained for excellence
    • n cordon bleu a chef famous for his great skill
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cordon bleu (Cookery) a dish prepared with thin slices of meat separated by layers of ham and cheese, and then sauteed; as, chicken cordon bleu is a popular dish.
    • Cordon bleu a first-rate cook, or one worthy to be the cook of the cordons bleus, or Knights of the Holy Ghost, a distinguished order of French knights, famous for their good dinners.
    • Cordon bleu a person of high distinction.
    • Cordon bleu the blue ribbon worn by the Knights of the Holy Ghost.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Cordon bleu originally the blue ribbon which in France supported the insignia of the order of the Holy Ghost—transferred to other first-class distinctions, and playfully to a first-class cook
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
one entitled to wear the cordon bleu{2,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.

Usage

In literature:

One day, a haughty cook, a cordon bleu, of the lofty race of porters, presented herself.
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
Her vanity as a cordon-bleu was piqued because she did not receive the compliments she expected, and which she felt she deserved.
"Baron Trigault's Vengeance" by Emile Gaboriau
And so in fact it was, and Puysieux received the cordon bleu on the day the King had named.
"The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete" by Duc de Saint-Simon
He ought to have said 'cordon bleu,' for I've never eaten a better dinner!
"What Timmy Did" by Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes
The germs of this unbelief had been sown in the doctor's mind by his own cordon-bleu, Sophie.
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
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In news:

Le Cordon Bleu -trained pastry chef opens bakery in Grand Junction.
SoHi/Le Cordon Bleu grad comes home for internship.
A Visit to Le Cordon Bleu .
When Miss Robbie's cooks are slacking at work, she heads to Le Cordon Bleu cooking school to teach some students how to make her famous Mac'n Cheese and possibly to find a new head chef for the Upper Crust.
The queen of Southern cuisine curses up a cordon bleu streak in a " blooper reel".
Le Cordon Bleu-trained pastry chef opens bakery in Grand Junction.
A Visit to Le Cordon Bleu.
Larkspur cordon bleu It's a veritable belle epoch these days at Left Bank Brasserie.
Cooking at Canada's Cordon Bleu.
The Le Cordon Bleu in Ottawa is the only outpost of the Paris cooking school in North America.
Sandra Messier, from the famed French cooking school Cordon Bleu explains the history of this confectionery from its origin as a beverage for Marie Antoinette.
Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Program.
Cooking With Class at Le Cordon Bleu.
For more information about Le Cordon Bleu go to www. cordonbleu .edu, to learn more about Kenai Catering www.kenaicatering.com or call 252-0404.
Cooking at Canada's Cordon Bleu .
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