cook·​ery | \ ˈku̇-k(ə-)rē How to pronounce cookery (audio) \
plural cookeries

Definition of cookery

1 : the art or practice of cooking
2 : an establishment for cooking

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Examples of cookery in a Sentence

the basics of fish cookery tacos represented my introduction to Mexican cookery
Recent Examples on the Web Asioli assists in the cookery classes at this museum dedicated to Artusi. CNN, 21 Mar. 2021 Under the terms of the agreement, Chefclub will bring more than 100 episodes of cookery content to Pluto TV in both Spanish and English. John Hopewell, Variety, 11 Apr. 2022 With a distinct island lilt, pelau melds the rice preparations adored in the East with indigenous ingredients and African cookery processes that took root in the Caribbean during the transatlantic slave trade. Bon Appétit, 17 Mar. 2022 The fundamentals of auroral cookery are similar for many planets. Robin Andrews, Wired, 22 Feb. 2022 That is where the similarities in the cookery end and the differences begin. San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Feb. 2022 Other resourceful military cookery saw troops toss hardtack into soups. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 14 Feb. 2022 However, three of the few plants that did survive are emblematic of African American cookery today: okra, watermelon and black-eyed peas. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Jan. 2022 To get the hang of whipping up a meal in a moveable space, the chef tag-teamed with a friend to learn the ropes before debuting his cookery on wheels in 2017. Tracy Kaler, Chron, 23 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of cookery

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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8 May 2022

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“Cookery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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