home cooking


: food that is cooked at home or is similar to food cooked at home
… the lunchtime special … pays homage to his grandparents' simple home cookingGourmet
… an antacid may save the day if that roadside diner doesn't live up to its "home cooking" claims.Joe Graedon

Examples of home cooking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The American public has had a raging case of air fryer fever since around the time of the pandemic, when home cooking became much more popular and consumers sought appliances that could make the task healthier and more convenient. Stephanie Ganz, Quartz, 1 May 2024 Maty’s, which pays tribute to Chang’s grandmother and the elegance of Peruvian home cooking, was also named one of the best new restaurants in 2023 by Bon Appétit and Esquire. Connie Ogle, Miami Herald, 3 Apr. 2024 Their stylish cookware celebrates the beauty and joy of home cooking. Jenna Anderson, Sunset Magazine, 8 Mar. 2024 For a chef who owns dozens of restaurants in multiple cities, José Andrés venerates nothing more than home cooking. Joe Yonan, Washington Post, 17 Mar. 2024 From home cooking to opening her cafe Lotus Be Well, my (current) neighbor, contacted me. Kristine M. Kierzek, Journal Sentinel, 15 Mar. 2024 Here, Kattan discusses his beloved Bethlehem and its many corners of culinary inspiration, from the local markets and his favorite Palestinian spinach bread, to how the Palestinian struggle for ingredients in the West Bank impacts ingredients and home cooking. Anastasia Miari, Condé Nast Traveler, 5 Mar. 2024 Ease of use is a major factor to consider when shopping for any home cooking appliance, and that’s certainly the case when making your own baby food. Laura Denby, Parents, 29 Feb. 2024 Apparently home cooking and sleeping in their own beds meant as much as a spread out offensive attack against the Rise (3-2). Tim Meehan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of home cooking was in 1831

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“Home cooking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/home%20cooking. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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