cook·​ing | \ ˈku̇-kiŋ How to pronounce cooking (audio) \

Definition of cooking

: suitable for or used in cooking cooking apples

Examples of cooking in a Sentence

Cooking time is about 20 minutes. I've been taking cooking classes.
Recent Examples on the Web Back in the 1950s, House Beautiful wrote about the then-hot trend of pull-out dividers, which screened the kitchen from the dining room to hide all of the cooking mess. Ann Lien, House Beautiful, "A Canadian Company Has Created an Actual Invisibility Cloak," 8 Nov. 2019 Yes sir, things are lookin’ up in this part of the cooking universe: Grilled Pork Tenderloins With Tomato and Greens Ragu, pictured above. Bonnie S. Benwick, Washington Post, "Fire up your summer with recipes from the season’s new grilling cookbooks," 19 June 2019 Not only does it cut cooking time way, way down for all sorts of dishes, but the pressure cooker seals tight, keeping heat inside, which is a real win in the summer months. Samantha Gordon, USA TODAY, "These are the 5 best deals on Amazon right now," 12 July 2018 There will be a cooking demonstration as well as tastings. Sara Clarkson,, "Clarkson: Wellness House makes a difference in the lives of those with cancer," 23 May 2018 Adding too much on top will make the cooking time too long and weigh the pizza down. Anna Thomas Bates, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Take it outside: 3 quick and easy pizzas to make on the grill," 11 May 2018 Remember though, with thicker skin comes a longer cooking time. Alex Delany, Bon Appetit, "All the Types of Lentils (and What the Hell to Do with Them)," 19 Jan. 2018 The two judges visited Louisville separately, with Colicchio headlining the cooking demonstration stage at Bourbon & Beyond and Elliot showing off his skills at the Courier Journal's Food & Wine Experience. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, "Why is 'Top Chef' coming to Kentucky? Here's what we know about the show's 16th season," 26 Feb. 2018 Read more: From one of the cooking stage demonstrations was Grey Ghost chef and co-owner John Vermiglio's lobster and corn bisque. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Here's how to make lobster bisque," 24 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of cooking

circa 1813, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cooking was circa 1813

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“Cooking.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of cooking

: suitable for or used in cooking : involving or having to do with cooking

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