HyperDic: cooking

English > 1 sense of the word cooking:
NOUNactcooking, cookery, preparationthe act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
cooking > pronunciation
Soundskuh'kihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > cooking: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat.
Example"cooking can be a great art"
Synonymscookery, preparation
Category ofChinese brown sauce, brown sauceA sauce based on soy sauce
Jewish rye bread, Jewish rye(Judaism) bread made with rye flour
alcoholize, alcoholisemake alcoholic, as by fermenting
alcoholize, alcoholisetreat or infuse with alcohol
bakecook and make edible by putting in a hot oven
barbeque, barbecue, cook outcook outdoors on a barbecue grill
basteCover with liquid / liquid before cooking
beat, scrambleStir vigorously
blanch, parboilcook (vegetables) briefly
boil down, reduce, decoct, concentrateBe cooked until very little liquid / liquid is left
braisecook in liquid / liquid
breadCover with bread crumbs
brinesoak in brine
broil, oven broilcook under a broiler
brownfry in a pan until it changes color / color
bruiseBreak up into small pieces for food preparation
butterflycut and spread open, as in preparation for cooking
can, tin, put uppreserve in a can or tin / tin
caramelize, carameliseconvert to caramel
caramelize, carameliseBe converted into caramel
challah, hallah(Judaism) a loaf of white bread containing eggs and leavened with yeast
char, blacken, sear, scorchBurn slightly and superficially so as to affect color / color
churnStir (cream) vigorously in order to make butter
clarifymake clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating
coddlecook in nearly boiling water
concoct, cook upPrepare or cook by mixing ingredients
conservepreserve with sugar
cookPrepare a hot meal
cornpreserve with salt
creammake creamy by beating
crispen, toast, crispmake brown and crisp by heating
crumbcoat with bread crumbs
curry(East Indian cookery) a pungent dish of vegetables or meats flavored with curry powder and usually eaten with rice
curryseason with a mixture / mixture of spices
deep-fat-fryfry in deep fat
devilcoat or stuff with a spicy paste
dredgeCover before cooking
dressput a dressing on
duncure by salting
eggcoat / coat with beaten egg
farce, stuffFill with a stuffing while cooking
fillet, filetcut into filets / filets
firebake in a kiln so as to harden
flourCover with flour
fortifyadd nutrients to
french-fry, deep-frycook by immersing / immersing in fat
fricasseemake a fricassee of by cooking
frizzlefry something until it curls and becomes crisp
frost, icedecorate with frosting
frycook on a hot surface using fat
gingeradd ginger / ginger to in order to add flavor
griddlecook on a griddle
grillcook over a grill
hibachicook over a hibachi grill
jugstew in an earthenware jug
lardPrepare or cook with lard
marinade, marinatesoak in marinade
maskCover with a sauce
microwave, micro-cook, zap, nukecook or heat in a microwave oven
ovenbakebake in an oven
overboilBoil excessively
pan-broilbroil in a pan
pan-fryfry in a pan
pan roastroast in a pan
pepperadd pepper to
picklepreserve in a pickling liquid / liquid
precookcook beforehand so that the actual preparation won't take long
pressure-cookcook in a pressure cooker
puree, strainrub through a strainer or process in an electric blender
put onput on the stove or ready for cooking
reduce, boil down, concentratecook until very little liquid / liquid is left
ricesieve so that it becomes the consistency of rice
roastcook with dry heat, usually in an oven
saltpreserve with salt
saltadd salt to
sauceDress (food) with a relish
sautefry briefly over high heat
savor, savourGive taste to
season, flavor, flavourlend flavor to
shirrbake (eggs) in their shells until they are set
simmerBoil slowly at low temperature
sousecook in a marinade
spatchcockPrepare for eating if or as if a spatchcock
spike, lace, fortifyadd alcohol to (beverages)
splatSplit open and flatten for cooking
squid, calamari, calamary(Italian cuisine) squid prepared as food
steamcook something by letting steam pass over it
stewcook slowly and for a long time in liquid / liquid
stir fryfry very quickly over high heat
trussTie the wings and legs of a bird before cooking it
try, rendermelt (fat or lard) in order to separate out impurities
whip up, whomp upPrepare or cook quickly or hastily
whisk, whipWhip with or as if with a wire whisk
zest, spice, spice upadd herbs or spices / spices to
PartsseasoningThe act of adding a seasoning to food
tenderization, tenderisationThe act of making meat tender by pounding or marinating it
Narrowerbakingcooking by dry heat in an oven
boiling, stewing, simmeringcooking in a liquid / liquid that has been brought to a boil
braisingcooking slowly in fat in a closed pot with little moisture
broil, broiling, grillingcooking by direct exposure to radiant heat (as over a fire or under a grill)
cuisine, culinary artThe practice or manner of preparing food or the food so prepared
frying, sauteingcooking in fat or oil in a pan or griddle
fusion cookingcooking that combines ingredients and techniques and seasonings from different cuisines
percolationThe act of making coffee in a percolator
poachingcooking in simmering liquid / liquid
roastingcooking (meat) by dry heat in an oven (usually with fat added)
toasting, browningcooking to a brown crispiness over a fire or on a grill
Broaderchange of stateThe act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics / characteristics
Spanishcocción, cocina
Catalancocció, cocción, cuina
Verbscooktransform and make suitable for consumption by heating
cookprepare for eating by applying heat
cookprepare a hot meal

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