cooking

Definitions of cooking
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n the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat

cooking can be a great art”
Synonyms:
cookery, preparation
Types:
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baking
cooking by dry heat in an oven
browning, toasting
cooking to a brown crispiness over a fire or on a grill
broil, broiling, grilling
cooking by direct exposure to radiant heat (as over a fire or under a grill)
frying, sauteing
cooking in fat or oil in a pan or griddle
fusion cooking
cooking that combines ingredients and techniques and seasonings from different cuisines
braising
cooking slowly in fat in a closed pot with little moisture
poaching
cooking in simmering liquid
roasting
cooking (meat) by dry heat in an oven (usually with fat added)
boiling, simmering, stewing
cooking in a liquid that has been brought to a boil
percolation
the act of making coffee in a percolator
cuisine, culinary art
the practice or manner of preparing food or the food so prepared
shirring
baking shelled eggs
barbecuing
roasting a large piece of meat on a revolving spit out of doors over an open fire
dim sum
traditional Chinese cuisine; a variety of foods (including several kinds of steamed or fried dumplings) are served successively in small portions
haute cuisine
(French) an elaborate and skillful manner of preparing food
nouvelle cuisine
a school of French cooking that uses light sauces and tries to bring out the natural flavors of foods instead of making heavy use of butter and cream
rechauffe
warmed leftovers
gastronomy
a particular style of cookery (as of a region)
Type of:
change of state
the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics

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