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A wide variety of fruits and vegetables at the La Boqueria.

A cuisine ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}} kwi-ZEEN; from French [k…•izin], in turn from Latin coquere = "to cook") is a style of cooking characterized by distinctive ingredients, techniques and dishes, and usually associated with a specific culture or geographic region.<ref>"Cuisine." Thefreedictionary.com. Accessed June 2011.</ref><ref>Cuisine [def. 1]. (2014). Oxford English Dictionary Online. Retrieved 11 March 2015, from http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/45611</ref><ref name="cuisine">"The American Food Revolutions: Cuisines in America." Eldrbarry.net. Accessed June 2011.</ref> A cuisine is primarily influenced by the ingredients that are available locally or through trade. Religious food laws, such as Hindu, Islamic and Jewish dietary laws, can also exercise a strong influence on cuisine. Regional food preparation traditions, customs and ingredients often combine to create dishes unique to a particular region.<ref>"Rediscover the flavors and traditions of true American cuisine!" Whatscookingamerica.net. Accessed June 2011.</ref>


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