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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
    Commented Jun 27, 2014 at 21:57
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    If you don't have an apple, you get a doctor. Commented Jun 27, 2014 at 23:48
  • Fancy-schmancy?
    – bib
    Commented Jun 28, 2014 at 0:05
  • @phenry - A PC of course. Commented Jun 28, 2014 at 6:05
  • @phenry orange. Commented Jun 28, 2014 at 6:55

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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. Commented Jun 27, 2014 at 22:19
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Going in another direction here: processed food.

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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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