cooking, cookery, preparation(noun)
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.
Origin: From . The noun and adjective follow from the verb.
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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Written Corpus Frequency
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