cooking

Definitions of cooking
  1. noun
    the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
    cooking can be a great art”
    synonyms: cookery, preparation
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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)
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    change of state
    the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics
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