from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The art or practice of preparing food.
- noun A place for cooking.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The art or practice of cooking and dressing food for the table.
- noun A place for cooking or preparing meats, etc.; in the quotation, a place for trying out oil.
- noun A cooked dish; a made dish; a dainty.
- noun Material for cooking.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The art or process of preparing food for the table, by dressing, compounding, and the application of heat; cooking.
- noun obsolete A delicacy; a dainty.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The art and practice of
preparing foodfor consumption, especially by the application of heat; cooking.
- noun obsolete A
delicacy; a dainty.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
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I was going to say I like the term cookery book as well, but someone beat me to it.
The term cookery, as has been explained, means the preparation of both hot and cold dishes for use as food, as well as the selection of the materials or substances that are to be cooked.
Early examples suggest it arose in cookery, meaning the blending of flavours.
No longer the house-boys loafed and did as little as they could; while the cook complained that "head belong him walk about too much," from the strenuous course in cookery which she put him through.
We're beginning to organise courses for the year ahead: in Italian cookery, charcoal burning, chair making, spoon carving, bowl turning and so on.
Vladimir said ... your cookery is glorious and you should marry me
He has no misgiving that cookery is not the most sublime and important of professions.
[He] invented a mobile kitchen, which virtually took military cookery from the Middle Ages into the modern world.
Hi lydia, great additions to the list, doesn't oyster sauce pop up a lot in Chinese cookery?
One of the great fallacies that many Americans hold in regards to Chinese cookery is that there is one over-arching cuisine that is known as Chinese.