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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    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
    cooking slowly in fat in a closed pot with little moisture
    cooking in simmering liquid
    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
    the act of making coffee in a percolator
    cuisine, culinary art
    the practice or manner of preparing food or the food so prepared
    baking shelled eggs
    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
    warmed leftovers
    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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