Cooking

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Cooking is the art, science, profession, and hobby of preparing food for human consumption. The term is often used in the narrower sense of applying heat to chemically transform a food to change its flavor, texture, appearance, or nutritional properties.

Because eating is a universal human drive, cooking is a nearly universal cultural feature.

Specific techniques and ingredients are often regional. See Cuisine for information about the many regional and ethnic food traditions.

Please see food_writing for some authors of books on cookery, food, and the history of food.

Some major cooking (in the sense of transforming raw food with heat) techniques:

Other preparation techniques:

Other information:

For recipes, see the Wikipedia Cookbook.


What are our priorities for writing in this area? To help develop a list of the most basic topics in cooking, please see cooking basic topics.


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