Cooking Glossary A - Z

The first step in gaining a mastery of cookery is to become familiar with the cooking terminology and the different methods and processes used. The next step is to master the ways in which they are applied, and to understand the reasons for applying them.

Take a moment now to familiarize yourself with all the cooking terms you'll find on our pages and enjoy your cooking time and results.


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TIP: Keep in mind that for successful results in cooking, the work to be done should be planned beforehand and then carried on with systematic care... more tips...


Some considerations regarding success in learning to cook:

  • Know what foods to select from the standpoint of economy, nourishment, and flavor.
  • Always observe and think when working.
  • Relate or associate one class of foods with another and one principle of cooking with another.
  • Note the results of your work and know why the results are
    successful or why they are unsuccessful.
  • Food selection, food combination, and food preparation are all equaly important factors of good cooking.
  • The study of food and cooking means the ability not only to boil, broil, and bake, but to select, combine, use, and serve food properly.
  • All this above demands your full attention and honest effort.



Cooking Glossary