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Cooks, cuisine and cookery

Mrs Beeton

a British woman who wrote in the 19th century about cooking and taking care of a house and family

chef

noun

someone who cooks food in a restaurant as their job

cook

noun

someone who prepares and cooks food, either as their job or for pleasure

cookery

noun

the skill or activity of cooking

cooking

noun

the process of preparing and heating food so that it is ready to eat

cooking

adjective

relating to cooking, or suitable for use in cooking

cordon bleu

adjective

relating to the highest standard of quality in cooking

cuisine

noun

a particular style of cooking food, especially the style of a particular country or region

cuisine

noun

the food you can eat in a particular place, especially a restaurant or hotel

culinary

adjective

relating to food and how to cook it

foodie

noun

someone who enjoys eating or cooking different types of food and who talks a lot about food

gastronomic

adjective

relating to skilful cooking and the enjoyment of good food

gastronomy

noun

the activity of cooking and enjoying especially good food

gourmet

adjective

a gourmet cook is someone who can make very good food

haute cuisine

noun

very good cooking, especially French cooking

ingredient

noun

one of the foods or liquids that you use in making a particular meal

nouvelle cuisine

noun

a style of cooking from France that uses light sauces and fresh food served in an attractive way

preparation

noun

the process of making food ready for cooking or eating

recipe

noun

a set of instructions for cooking or preparing a particular food

short-order cook

noun

a restaurant worker whose job is to cook food that can be prepared quickly

someone can’t even boil an egg

used for saying that someone cannot cook even the simplest food

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any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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