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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the basics of fish cookery tacos represented my introduction to Mexican cookery
Recent Examples on the Web This time, with much more purity, coming directly from Mexico, not backyard cookeries or houses or sheds. Terry Demio,, "Meth is back and flooding the streets of Ohio and Kentucky, and it's uglier than ever," 13 Feb. 2020 View this post on Instagram The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have joined forces with cookery legend Mary Berry to prepare festive food 🎄 to thank all those working and volunteering over the Christmas period. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Prince William and Kate Middleton Confirm Details About Their Holiday Special on Instagram," 1 Dec. 2019 This matched the artisanal, local and very expensive cookery of the sort practiced by Skye Gyngell, the chef at Spring, a farm-to-table restaurant in Somerset House. New York Times, "Cook Like a Scullery Maid on ‘Downton Abbey’," 5 Nov. 2019 And the technical challenges have become the Finnegans Wake of cookery competitions: obscure, devilishly challenging, and almost impossible to finish. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "Great British Baking Show," 3 Oct. 2019 The cookery on the Oregon halibut entree ($36) was impressive, a lovely sear giving way to a tender, flaky center. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "At pricey East End Italian restaurant, you may be paying more for the experience than food," 26 June 2019 The device is a relic of French cookery used to squash the carcass of a roasted duck to release juices, which are then made into an elaborate sauce spiked with cognac. Paul Stephen,, "Anthony Bourdain’s estate getting auctioned; preview in New Braunfels," 16 Sep. 2019 Sausage cookery Ingredients: 2 Belcampo bratwurst 2 Belcampo andouille 2 Belcampo tuscan sausage 2 tbsp sunflower oil Methods: Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. CBS News, "The Dish: Chef Anya Fernald shares her signature recipes," 24 Aug. 2019 And, if said culinary equipment could use a colorful new addition, today is your lucky day because famed cookery brand Williams Sonoma is holding a very special sale, including deep discounts on that most coveted of brands: Le Creuset. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Your Wish-Listed Le Creuset Cookware Is On Sale Right Now," 23 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of cookery

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 Feb 2020

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“Cookery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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: the art or activity of cooking food

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