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Viand Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    viand n : a choice or delicious dish
Viand Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Viand \Vi"and\, n. [F. viande meat, food, LL. vianda, vivanda, vivenda, properly, things to live on, fr. L. vivere to live; akin to vivus living. See Vivid, and cf. Victualis.] An article of food; provisions; food; victuals; -- used chiefly in the plural. --Cowper. Viands of various kinds allure the taste. --Pope.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Viand'

Cuisine (from French cuisine, "cooking; culinary art; kitchen"; ultimately from Latin coquere, "to cook") is a specific set of cooking traditions and practices, often associated with a specific culture. It is often named after the region or place where its underlining culture is present. 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 cuisine.

The foods and methods of preparation traditional to a region or population. The major factors shaping a cuisine are climate, which in large measure determines the native raw materials that are available to the cook; economic conditions, which regulate trade in delicacies and imported foodstuffs; and religious or sumptuary laws, under which certain foods are required or proscribed.

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