|1.||[ noun ] (food) the practice or manner of preparing food or the food so prepared|
|Synonyms:||cuisine culinary_art cookery|
|Related terms:||food gastronomy gastronomy dim_sum nouvelle_cuisine haute_cuisine rechauffe|
|2.||[ noun ] (food) 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"
|Related terms:||change_of_state cookery braising frying baking poaching roasting broil percolation fusion_cooking boiling baking toasting tenderization seasoning fire cook bake toast simmer boil roast marinade broil barbecue can baste put_on concoct beat churn frost fry spice frizzle hibachi brown salt saute grill pepper try splat char dun microwave souse stuff egg dredge puree crumb overboil blanch shirr alcoholise dress whisk stew rice jug fricassee devil spatchcock pan_roast clarify braise corn reduce fillet spike brine caramelize flour butterfly truss bread mask season sauce boil_down cream ginger griddle deep-fat-fry fortify curry french-fry pan-fry squid precook whip_up stir_fry lard conserve steam pickle alcoholize ovenbake savor salt caramelize pressure-cook pan-broil challah Jewish_rye_bread bruise curry coddle Chinese_brown_sauce cook cook cook|