Definition of Cookery

1. Noun. The act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat. "He left the preparation of meals to his wife"

Exact synonyms: Cooking, Preparation
Generic synonyms: Change Of State
Specialized synonyms: Baking, Browning, Toasting, Broil, Broiling, Grilling, Frying, Sauteing, Fusion Cooking, Braising, Poaching, Roasting, Boiling, Simmering, Stewing, Percolation, Cuisine, Culinary Art
Terms within: Tenderisation, Tenderization, Seasoning
Examples of category: Challah, Hallah, Jewish Rye, Jewish Rye Bread, Calamari, Calamary, Squid, Curry, Brown Sauce, Chinese Brown Sauce, Caramelise, Caramelize, Caramelise, Caramelize, Alcoholise, Alcoholize, Alcoholise, Alcoholize, Conserve, Pickle, Salt, Marinade, Marinate, Can, Put Up, Tin, Brine, Fortify, Lace, Spike, Fortify, Boil Down, Concentrate, Reduce, Boil Down, Concentrate, Decoct, Reduce, Bake, Ovenbake, Brown, Coddle, Fire, Farce, Stuff, Baste, Souse, Micro-cook, Microwave, Nuke, Zap, Crisp, Crispen, Toast, Shirr, Blanch, Parboil, Overboil, Fricassee, Stew, Jug, Simmer, Roast, Barbecue, Barbeque, Cook Out, Pan Roast, Braise, Fry, Frizzle, Deep-fat-fry, Griddle, Pan-fry, Deep-fry, French-fry, Stir Fry, Saute, Grill, Hibachi, Steam, Broil, Oven Broil, Pan-broil, Pressure-cook, Bruise, Blacken, Char, Scorch, Sear, Render, Try, Splat, Clarify, Dun, Corn, Filet, Fillet, Puree, Strain, Egg, Dredge, Flour, Crumb, Truss, Bread, Mask, Dress, Sauce, Whip, Whisk, Cream, Beat, Scramble, Churn, Rice, Frost, Ice, Butterfly, Put On, Spatchcock, Devil, Cook, Precook, Whip Up, Whomp Up, Concoct, Cook Up, Lard, Flavor, Flavour, Season, Curry, Spice, Spice Up, Zest, Ginger, Savor, Savour, Pepper, Salt
Derivative terms: Cook, Cook, Cook, Cook, Cook, Cook, Prepare

Definition of Cookery

1. n. The art or process of preparing food for the table, by dressing, compounding, and the application of heat.

Definition of Cookery

1. Noun. The art and practice of preparing food for consumption, especially by the application of heat; cooking. ¹

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Definition of Cookery

1. the art of cooking [n -ERIES]

Medical Definition of Cookery

1. The art or practice of cooking. It includes the preparation of special foods for diets in various diseases. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cookery

cooked mode
cooked the books
cooked up
cooker hood
cookery (current term)
cookery book
cookery books
cookie cutter
cookie cutters

Literary usage of Cookery

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report by New South Wales Dept. of Education (1894)
"Mary more cases might be cited, showing the difference which has been made in the comfort and prosperity cf homes, by the knowledge of cookery gained in our ..."

2. Subject Index of the Modern Works Added to the Library of the British Museum George Knottesford Fortescue by George Knottesford Fortescue (1902)
"[HM) Domestic cookery, with special ce to cooking by Gae. pp. 216. -, 1897. 8°. ... MANN (EE) Liverpool School of cookery Recipe Book. pp. 114. 1900. 8°. ..."

3. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1878)
"cookery as it should Be. 12°, ft-75 Peterson. Great Western Cook Boole. ... Home Cook Book. 12°, $1.50 J. Fred. Waggoner. Homoeopathic cookery. ..."

4. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, George Walter Prothero, John Gibson Lockhart, John Murray, Whitwell Elwin, John Taylor Coleridge, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, William Macpherson, William Smith (1877)
"Modem Domestic cookery. By a Lady. A new edition, based on the Work of Mrs. Rundell. 245th Thousand. London, 1865. . Cuisine de Tous les Pays : Etudes ..."

5. Report (1904)
"THE OBJECT OF cookery IN THE SCHOOLS. JENNETTE CARPENTER. ... cookery includes the choice of food materials, their cost and food value, the care before and ..."

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