cookery


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cook·er·y

 (ko͝ok′ə-rē)
n. pl. cook·er·ies
1. The art or practice of preparing food.
2. A place for cooking.

cookery

(ˈkʊkərɪ)
n
1. (Cookery) the art, study, or practice of cooking
2. (Cookery) US a place for cooking
3. (Cookery) Canadian a cookhouse at a mining or lumber camp

cook•er•y

(ˈkʊk ə ri)

n., pl. -er•ies.
1. the art or practice of cooking.
2. a place equipped for cooking.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cookery - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heatcookery - 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"
change of state - the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics
baking - cooking by dry heat in an oven
toasting, browning - cooking to a brown crispiness over a fire or on a grill; "proper toasting should brown both sides of a piece of bread"
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); "the slow roasting took several hours"
simmering, stewing, boiling - cooking in a liquid that has been brought to a boil
tenderisation, tenderization - the act of making meat tender by pounding or marinating it
percolation - the act of making coffee in a percolator
seasoning - the act of adding a seasoning to food
cuisine, culinary art - the practice or manner of preparing food or the food so prepared
challah, hallah - (Judaism) a loaf of white bread containing eggs and leavened with yeast; often formed into braided loaves and glazed with eggs before baking
Jewish rye, Jewish rye bread - (Judaism) bread made with rye flour; usually contains caraway seeds
calamari, calamary, squid - (Italian cuisine) squid prepared as food
curry - (East Indian cookery) a pungent dish of vegetables or meats flavored with curry powder and usually eaten with rice
brown sauce, Chinese brown sauce - a sauce based on soy sauce
caramelise, caramelize - convert to caramel
caramelise, caramelize - be converted into caramel; "The sugar caramelized"
alcoholise, alcoholize - make alcoholic, as by fermenting; "alcoholize prunes"
alcoholise, alcoholize - treat or infuse with alcohol; "alcoholize the fruit and let them sit in the refrigerator"
conserve - preserve with sugar; "Mom always conserved the strawberries we grew in the backyard"
pickle - preserve in a pickling liquid
salt - preserve with salt; "people used to salt meats on ships"
marinade, marinate - soak in marinade; "marinade herring"
can, tin, put up - preserve in a can or tin; "tinned foods are not very tasty"
brine - soak in brine
fortify, lace, spike - add alcohol to (beverages); "the punch is spiked!"
fortify - add nutrients to; "fortified milk"
boil down, concentrate, reduce - cook until very little liquid is left; "The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time"
boil down, decoct, concentrate, reduce - be cooked until very little liquid is left; "The sauce should reduce to one cup"
bake - cook and make edible by putting in a hot oven; "bake the potatoes"
ovenbake - bake in an oven; "ovenbake this chicken"
brown - fry in a pan until it changes color; "brown the meat in the pan"
coddle - cook in nearly boiling water; "coddle eggs"
fire - bake in a kiln so as to harden; "fire pottery"
farce, stuff - fill with a stuffing while cooking; "Have you stuffed the turkey yet?"
baste - cover with liquid before cooking; "baste a roast"
souse - cook in a marinade; "souse herring"
micro-cook, microwave, nuke, zap - cook or heat in a microwave oven; "You can microwave the leftovers"
crispen, toast, crisp - make brown and crisp by heating; "toast bread"; "crisp potatoes"
shirr - bake (eggs) in their shells until they are set; "shirr the eggs"
parboil, blanch - cook (vegetables) briefly; "Parboil the beans before freezing them"
overboil - boil excessively; "The peas are overboiled"
fricassee - make a fricassee of by cooking; "fricassee meats"
stew - cook slowly and for a long time in liquid; "Stew the vegetables in wine"
jug - stew in an earthenware jug; "jug the rabbit"
simmer - boil slowly at low temperature; "simmer the sauce"; "simmering water"
roast - cook with dry heat, usually in an oven; "roast the turkey"
barbecue, barbeque, cook out - cook outdoors on a barbecue grill; "let's barbecue that meat"; "We cooked out in the forest"

cookery

noun
Related words
adjective culinary
Quotations
"Cookery has become an art, a noble science; cooks are gentlemen" [Robert Burton Anatomy of Melancholy]
"If cooking becomes an art form rather than a means of providing a reasonable diet, then something is clearly wrong" [Tom Jaine, Editor of The Good Food Guide]
"Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all" [Harriet Van Horne]
"Life is too short to stuff a mushroom" [Shirley Conran Superwoman]

Cookery

General cookery terms  à la king, à la mode, antipasto, au gratin, au jus, au lait, au naturel, bake, barbecue or (Austral. slang) barbie, bard or barde, baste, batter, blackened, blanch, boil, boil-in-the-bag, braise, broth, browning, caramelise, carbonado, casserole, caterer, chafing dish, char-grill, chasseur, chef, cobbler, coddle, colander, commis, confectioner, consommé, cook, cookbook or cookery book, cook-chill, corned, creole, cuisine, cuisine minceur, cured, curried, custard, dice, dough, dressing, en brochette, en croute, entrée, entremets, fajita, farci, fillet, flambé, flour, fondue, fricassee, fry, fumet, garnish, gelatine, ghee, giblets, glacé, glaze, goujon, goulash, grate, gravy, grill, hors d'oeuvre, ice, icing, jardinière, jerk, julienne, knead, ladle, lard, lardon or lardoon, leaven, liaison, luau, lyonnaise, macedoine, marengo, marinade, marinate, marmite, mask, mash, médaillons or medallions, meunière, meze, mirepoix, mornay, Newburg, nouvelle cuisine, offal, oven-ready, panada, parboil, Parmentier, paste, poach, potage, Provençale, purée, ragout, rijstaffel, rise, rissole, roast, roulade, roux, royal icing, salipicon, sauce, sauté, scramble, season, silver service, sippet, smoked, soup, steam, stew, stock, stroganoff, supreme, sweat, sweet-and-sour, tandoori, tenderize, teriyaki, tikka, timbale, topping, undressed, unleavened, unsmoked, whip, wholemeal or (chiefly U.S. and Canad.) wholewheat, wholemeal flour or (chiefly U.S. and Canad.) Graham flour, yeast
Cuisines and cooking styles  balti, Cantonese, Caribbean, Californian, Chinese, cordon bleu, cuisine minceur, fast food, French, Greek, gutbürgerlich, halal, haute cuisine, home cooking, Indian, Indonesian, international, ital, Italian, Japanese, kosher, Malaysian, Mediterranean, Mexican, nouvelle cuisine, Provençal, seafood, Sichuan or Szechuan, tapas, Tex-Mex, Thai, Turkish, vegan, vegetarian
Translations
فَـن الطَّـبْـخفَنُّ الطَّبْخ
kuchařstvíkuchařské umění
madlavning
ruoanlaitto
kuhanje
fõzõszakácsmûvészet
matargerî
料理法
요리법
kuchárstvo
kuhanjekuharstvo
matlagning
การปรุงอาหาร
aşçılıkyemek pişirme
nghệ thuật ẩm thực

cookery

[ˈkʊkərɪ]
A. Ncocina f
French cookeryla cocina francesa
I'm no good at cookeryyo no sé nada de cocina
B. CPD cookery book N (Brit) → libro m de cocina
cookery course Ncurso m de cocina

cookery

[ˈkʊkəri] ncuisine fcookery book n (British) = cookbook

cookery

nKochen nt (also Sch), → Kochkunst f; French cookeryfranzösische Küche; cookery classesKochkurs m, → Kochkurse pl

cookery

[ˈkʊkərɪ] ncucina (attività)

cook

(kuk) verb
to prepare (food) or become ready by heating. She cooked the chicken; The chicken is cooking in the oven.
noun
a person who cooks, especially for a living. She was employed as a cook at the embassy.
ˈcooker noun
1. an apparatus on which food is cooked; a stove. She has an electric cooker.
2. an apple etc used in cooking, not for eating raw.
ˈcookery noun
the art or practice of cooking food. She was taught cookery at school; (also adjective) cookery classes.
ˈcookery-book noun
(American ˈcook-book) a book of instructions on how to prepare and cook various dishes.
cook up
to invent or make up a false story etc. He cooked up a story about his car having broken down.

cookery

فَنُّ الطَّبْخ kuchařství madlavning Kochen μαγειρική cocina ruoanlaitto cuisine kuhanje gastronomia 料理法 요리법 kookkunst kokekunst sztuka kulinarna culinária кулинария matlagning การปรุงอาหาร aşçılık nghệ thuật ẩm thực 烹调术
References in classic literature ?
So Jo, feeling that her late lessons in cookery were to do her honor, went to preside over the coffeepot, while the children collected dry sticks, and the boys made a fire and got water from a spring near by.
Without any aid from the science of cookery, he was immediately employed, in common with his fellows, in gorging himself with this digestible sustenance.
He had the strangest companions imaginable; men with long beards, and dressed in linen blouses, and other such new-fangled and ill-fitting garments; reformers, temperance lecturers, and all manner of cross-looking philanthropists; community-men, and come-outers, as Hepzibah believed, who acknowledged no law, and ate no solid food, but lived on the scent of other people's cookery, and turned up their noses at the fare.
A man accustomed to American food and American domestic cookery would not starve to death suddenly in Europe; but I think he would gradually waste away, and eventually die.
Joseph beheld my style of cookery with growing indignation.
Wragge's anxiety was nothing more important than an old-fashioned Treatise on the Art of Cookery, reduced under the usual heads of Fish, Flesh, and Fowl, and containing the customary series of recipes.
She had proved an excellent wife to one of our most tedious ambassadors, and having buried her husband properly in a marble mausoleum, which she had herself designed, and married off her daughters to some rich, rather elderly men, she devoted herself now to the pleasures of French fiction, French cookery, and French esprit when she could get it.
The chief-justice was not above entering the chamber of council where Mariette held court; he cast the eye of a gastronome around it, and offered the advice of a past master in cookery.
During the meal, which was excellent, and admirably served, Franz looked repeatedly at Albert, in order to observe the impressions which he doubted not had been made on him by the words of their entertainer; but whether with his usual carelessness he had paid but little attention to him, whether the explanation of the Count of Monte Cristo with regard to duelling had satisfied him, or whether the events which Franz knew of had had their effect on him alone, he remarked that his companion did not pay the least regard to them, but on the contrary ate like a man who for the last four or five months had been condemned to partake of Italian cookery -- that is, the worst in the world.
That is a matter of taste," said King Ulysses, "and, for my own part, neither the most careful fattening nor the daintiest of cookery would reconcile me to being dished at last.
I am not ignorant that this sort of thing is called the inevitable course of civilization, division of labour, and so forth, and that the maids and matrons may be said to have had their hands set free from cookery to add to the wealth of society in some other way.
It was a book of Domestic Cookery, open at the article Bread Sauce.