cook·​ery | \ ˈku̇-k(ə-)rē How to pronounce cookery (audio) \
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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 Following the aroma, volunteers with Feed Louisville, a local mutual aid organization that provides meals and supplies to Louisville's homeless population, move in and out of the cookery — hands full. Andre Toran, The Courier-Journal, "Full hands, full hearts: Feed Louisville nourishes the homeless with more than just food," 21 Jan. 2021 Most recently, the duchess donated $10,000 to MigratefulUK, a British cookery charity that supports refugees and asylum seekers. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "Here's How Meghan Markle Is Spending Her 39th Birthday Today," 4 Aug. 2020 There's perhaps a spaghetti Western joke in here, but this was clearly not this gang's first online Italian cookery rodeo. Joe Ray, Wired, "Zoom Serves Up New Friends in a Roman Kitchen," 20 Dec. 2020 There’s a sense of triumph from my slapdash cookery. Washington Post, "I grew up learning to cook what’s on hand, and now it’s my pandemic superpower," 8 Dec. 2020 High-tech cookery, too Speaking of making food, there are some high-tech tools to help you along. Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, "Thanksgiving in a pandemic: 5 ways tech can help the holiday," 21 Nov. 2020 Meanwhile, a Bay Area high-school senior, Margaret Capetz, who has been cooking for her family throughout the quarantine, has published an online guide to carbon-conscious cookery. Bill Mckibben, The New Yorker, "There’s Nothing Sacred about Nine Justices; a Livable Planet, on the Other Hand . . .," 21 Oct. 2020 This programmable cooker takes the place of seven different cookery tools, including a rice maker and pressure cooker, and can make your meal prep virtually a hands-free process. Banu Ibrahim, CNN Underscored, "Your A to Z guide to the best Amazon Prime Day Deals in the UK," 13 Oct. 2020 Like the seasons before it, the new installment of this ode to masters of cookery spends a lot of time on lingering, beautifully lit shots of food, glorious food. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: New on Netflix, soapy drama with ‘Away’ and meat worship from ‘Chef’s Table: BBQ’," 4 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of cookery

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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1 Feb 2021

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“Cookery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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: the art or activity of cooking food

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