Definitions for cooking
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cooking, cookery, preparationnoun
the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
"cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
The process of preparing food by using heat
The process of preparing food.
The result of that process, a meal.
I missed my mum's cooking while I was at university.
The style or genre of food preparation; cookery
In progress, happening.
The project took a few days to gain momentum, but by the end of the week, things were really cooking.
Etymology: From. The noun and adjective follow from the verb.
Cooking, cookery, or culinary arts is the art, science and craft of using heat to prepare food for consumption. Cooking techniques and ingredients vary widely, from grilling food over an open fire to using electric stoves, to baking in various types of ovens, reflecting local conditions. Types of cooking also depend on the skill levels and training of the cooks. Cooking is done both by people in their own dwellings and by professional cooks and chefs in restaurants and other food establishments. Preparing food with heat or fire is an activity unique to humans. Archeological evidence of cooking fires from at least 300,000 years ago exists, but some estimate that humans started cooking up to 2 million years ago.The expansion of agriculture, commerce, trade, and transportation between civilizations in different regions offered cooks many new ingredients. New inventions and technologies, such as the invention of pottery for holding and boiling of water, expanded cooking techniques. Some modern cooks apply advanced scientific techniques to food preparation to further enhance the flavor of the dish served.
Cooking is the process of preparing food by applying heat, either through the use of various cooking techniques such as boiling, baking, frying, grilling, or steaming, to transform raw ingredients into edible and palatable meals. It involves combining and manipulating ingredients, often with the addition of seasonings and various cooking methods, to create flavorful and nutritious dishes. Cooking can be done for personal enjoyment, family meals, or professional purposes in food establishments.
Cooking is the art or practice of preparing food with the use of heat or cold for consumption. Cooking techniques and ingredients vary widely across the world, reflecting unique environmental, economic, and cultural traditions. Cooks themselves also vary widely in skill and training. Cooking can also occur through chemical reactions without the presence of heat, most notably as in Ceviche, a traditional South American dish where fish is cooked with the acids in lemon or lime juice. Sushi also utilizes a similar chemical reaction between fish and the acidic content of rice glazed with vinegar. Preparing food with heat or fire is an activity unique to humans, and some scientists believe the advent of cooking played an important role in human evolution. Most anthropologists believe that cooking fires first developed around 250,000 years ago. The development of agriculture, commerce and transportation between civilizations in different regions offered cooks many new ingredients. New inventions and technologies, such as pottery for holding and boiling water, expanded cooking techniques. Some modern cooks apply advanced scientific techniques to food preparation.
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Rank popularity for the word 'cooking' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3575
Rank popularity for the word 'cooking' in Nouns Frequency: #2201
The numerical value of cooking in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of cooking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
For those who love it, cooking is at once child's play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.
I don't even butter my bread. I consider that cooking.
I like cooking, maybe because for me it is actually quite an aggressive and controlling activity so it fits my character quite well. Moreover there is sometimes a small element of force-feeding going on after I cook, I care nothing for people who cry out NO MORE! Yes its true cooking for me is a little like going to war. It is entered into with a total abandonment of reason and a lack of safety of everyone around!
It's just human. We all have the jungle inside of us. We all have wants and needs and desires, strange as they may seem. If you stop to think about it, we're all pretty creative, cooking up all these fantasies. it's like a kind of poetry.
When PAM is used correctly, as instructed, it is a 100-percent safe and effective product. PAM Cooking Sprays is used safely and properly by millions of people several times a day, every single day. The product has been used for more than 50 years for the baking, grilling and cooking needs of consumers everywhere, all PAM Cooking Sprays include large, clear instructions, warnings and cautions on both the front and back of the packaging alerting consumers that the product should be used responsibly as it is flammable, and that it should not be left on a stove or near a heat source, should not be sprayed near an open flame, and should not be stored above 120 ° F.
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- kuchařství, kuchyně, vařeníCzech
- cuisine, tambouilleFrench
- còcaireachdScottish Gaelic
- בישול, בִּשּׁוּלHebrew
- főzés, konyhaművészetHungarian
- cozinha, culinária, cozimentoPortuguese
- кулинария, готовка, стряпняRussian
- pagluluto, lutoTagalog
- کھانا پکانےUrdu
- nấu nướngVietnamese
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