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Cooking Outline

Cooking is an act of preparing food for eating. It encompasses a vast range of methods, tools and combinations of ingredients to improve the flavor or digestibility of food. It generally requires the selection, measurement and combining of ingredients in an ordered procedure in an effort to achieve the desired result.

Decorated bread loavesThe following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to cooking:

Cooking Essence

Main article: Cooking
Chef –
Cuisine –

Cooking History

History of Chinese cuisine –

International cuisine

Main article: Outline of cuisines

General ingredients

  • Cereals
    • Maize
    • Rice
    • Wheat
      • Bread
      • Noodles
  • Cooking fats and oils
    • Butter
    • Canola oil
    • Coconut oi
    • Corn oil
    • Flaxseed oil
    • Lard
    • Margarine
    • Olive oil
    • Palm oil
    • Peanut oil
    • Rapeseed oil
    • Sesame oil
    • Soybean oil
    • Sunflower oil
    • Tallow
  • Dairy –
    Buttermilk –
    Cheese –
    Cream –
    Milk –
    Yogurt –
    Eggs –
    Fruits –
    Apples –
    Cherries –
    Pears –
    Legumes –
    Beans –
    Lentils –
    Soy –
    Miso –
    Soy cheese –
    Soy milk –
    Soy sauce –
    Soy yogurt –
    Textured soy protein –
    Tofu –
    Meat –
    Beef –
    Fish –
    Mutton –
    Poultry –
    Pork –
    Mushrooms –
    Champignon –
    Seasonings –
    Herbs –
    Parsley –
    Spices –
    Pepper –
    Salt – )
    Sweeteners –
    Agave nectar –
    Fructose –
    Glucose –
    Honey –
    Stevia –
    Sugar –
    Vegetables –
    Cucumber –
    Eggplants –
    Garlic –
    Onions –
    Potatoes –
    Squash –
    Tomatoes –

Cooking techniques

Some major hot cooking techniques:
Baking –
Baking Blind –
Broiling –
FlashBake –
Boiling –
Blanching –
Braising –
Coddling –
Double steaming –
Infusion –
Poaching –
Pressure cooking –
Simmering –
Steaming –
Steeping –
Stewing –
Vacuum flask cooking –
Frying –
Deep frying –
Hot salt frying –
Hot sand frying –
Pan frying –
Pressure frying –
Sautιing –
Stir frying –
Microwaving –
Roasting –
Barbecuing –
Grilling –
Rotisserie –
Searing –
Smoking –

Other preparation techniques

Some cool techniques
Brining –
Drying –
Grinding –
Julienning –
Marinating –
Mincing –
Pickling –
Salting –
Seasoning –
Sprouting –
Sugaring –

General cooking concepts

Cookbook –
Cooking oil –
Cooking weights and measures – (includes conversions and equivalences common in cooking)
Cooker or stove –
Cuisine –
Cutting board –
Eating –
Flavor –
Food –
Food and cooking hygiene –
Foodborne illness –
Food preservation –
Ingredients –
International food terms – (useful when reading about food and recipes from different countries)
Maillard reaction –
Oven –
Recipe –
List of recipes –
Restaurant –
Staple –

Cooking lists

Cocktails
Cookbooks
Cooking utensils
Soups

See also

Culinary profession
Food writing
Junk food
Natural food
Nutrition
Organic food
Whole food


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