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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Synonyms for cookery


cooking, cuisine

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Examples of cookery in a Sentence

the basics of fish cookery tacos represented my introduction to Mexican cookery

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The casual eatery in Oak Lawn will center on seasonal American fusion fare, which means dishes with ingredients and technique from Europe, Asia, and the U.S. Think: seasonal product, veggie-forward cookery, and an onsite garden. Kat Odell, Vogue, "2019’s Most Anticipated American Restaurant Openings," 3 Jan. 2019 Even chefs well versed in rice cookery are surprised by the quality of some of the products currently coming out of the South. Osayi Endolyn, WSJ, "Why Chefs Are Elevating Rice to Star Ingredient Status," 13 July 2018 Young chefs are stagingabroad and returning home to open inspired establishments that celebrate the heart of Czech cookery, elevating the cuisine to Michelin recognition. Kat Odell, Vogue, "Where to Find the Fruits of Prague’s Food Revolution," 7 July 2018 Cruisers can learn everything from Argentine-style grilling to Italian pasta cookery in the gleaming Culinary Arts Kitchen on Regent’s Seven Seas Explorer. Veronica Stoddart, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why There’s Never Been a Better Time to Cruise (Hint: the Food)," 12 June 2018 The generous chapters on vegetable side dishes and vegetarian mains should satisfy anyone who wants to limit meat consumption and still enjoy the pleasures of outdoor cookery. Barry Estabrook, WSJ, "Summer Books: Food," 23 May 2018 The 5th Connecticut Regiment — in full colonial dress — will interact with all civilians, who can also watch demonstrations of 18th-century medicine, open-fire cookery, camp life, marching and musket firing. Hartford Courant,, "Things To Do This Week," 20 May 2018 This model could free people up from some of the tasks of cookery and give them time to focus on creativity. Devra First,, "Robots made me lunch. I enjoyed it. Is that so wrong?," 8 May 2018 Most importantly, Held, 31, shares the grand dame of French cookery’s apology-free, everything is fixable philosophy in the kitchen. Jen Murphy, Condé Nast Traveler, "You Can Now Learn To Cook at Julia Child's Provençal Home," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of cookery

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of cookery was in the 14th century

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English Language Learners Definition of cookery

: the art or activity of cooking food

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