What is the opposite of down-home cooking? Somehow uptown gastronomy doesn’t sound right.

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    What is the opposite of an apple? Not everything has to have an antonym. – phenry Jun 27 '14 at 21:57
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    If you don't have an apple, you get a doctor. – Canis Lupus Jun 27 '14 at 23:48
  • Fancy-schmancy? – bib Jun 28 '14 at 0:05
  • @phenry - A PC of course. – RyeɃreḁd Jun 28 '14 at 6:05
  • @phenry orange. – Umur Kontacı Jun 28 '14 at 6:55

Per Wikipedia:

Haute cuisine: Gourmet is a cultural ideal associated with the culinary arts of fine food and drink, or haute cuisine, which is characterised by refined, even elaborate preparations and presentations of aesthetically balanced meals of several contrasting, often quite rich courses

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    Notice that haute means 'high', so that's vertically opposed to down-home. Also it's worldwide, while downhome is local. – John Lawler Jun 27 '14 at 22:19

Going in another direction here: processed food.


How about fast food? Much of it is pre-processed, heat and serve, about as far from cooking as you can get. The words are not opposite, but the meaning is.

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