• WordNet 3.6
    • n cookery the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat "cooking can be a great art","people are needed who have experience in cookery","he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cookery A delicacy; a dainty.
    • Cookery The art or process of preparing food for the table, by dressing, compounding, and the application of heat; cooking.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cookery The art or practice of cooking and dressing food for the table.
    • n cookery A place for cooking or preparing meats, etc.; in the quotation, a place for trying out oil.
    • n cookery A cooked dish; a made dish; a dainty.
    • n cookery Material for cooking.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Cookery the art or practice of cooking
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  • George Meredith
    “Kissing don't last: cookery do!”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    “In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Wit. The salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cóc, a cook (Ger. koch), borrowed from L. coquus.


In literature:

Remember that sick cookery should half do the work of your poor patient's weak digestion.
"Notes on Nursing" by Florence Nightingale
It is the same with love, as it is with cookery.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume IV (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
Then she arranged them deliberately in a pitiful semicircle on the hearth, and put Grandma's cookery in the oven.
"The Adventures of Ann" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
She realized that her father was burning up the eggs, in his utter ignorance of cookery.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Mrs. A. P. Hill's New Southern Cookery Book, and domestic receipts.
"The Burglar's Fate And The Detectives" by Allan Pinkerton
Do you think it's a thing to be learnt in an afternoon out of the bottom of an old cookery-book?
"The House by the Church-Yard" by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
He had eaten very little lately, and poor Charlotte, in truth, knew little about cookery.
"The Debtor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
I breakfasted with them all next day, and found much cookery going on for me.
"Letters from Egypt" by Lucie Duff Gordon
I wonder it is not introduced into English cookery, it makes such a pretty-coloured gravy.
"Round About the Carpathians" by Andrew F. Crosse
But her appetite was greatly diminished when she saw their style of cookery.
"The Story of Ida Pfeiffer and Her Travels in Many Lands" by Anonymous

In poetry:

Along thy sprucest bookshelves shine
The works thou deemest most divine-
The "Art of Cookery,"and mine,
My Murray.
"Impromptus" by Lord George Gordon Byron
The tell me this one's up-to-date-too up-to-date for me;
I tremble at her polished floors, and modern cookery,
The old man finds the old ways best-old springs were twice as green-
I've heard His Lordship praise the stews of clever Josephine.
"Josephine" by John O Brien

In news:

Richard Corrigan teaches the students of Cookery School how to make this quintessentially English pud with traditional buttery shortbread.
And The Cookery's Tasso Ham.
Because of their cooling nature, sorrels also were given to people suffering from fevers, but they were such a pervasive ingredient in early spring cookery that their medicinal properties were secondary to culinary uses.
Tasso Ham at The Cookery.
At The Cookery, he offers the delightful Louisianan specialty, tasso ham.
Hussain's marathon transmissions during the recent holy month of Ramadan — 11 hours a day, for 30 days straight — offered viewers a mix of prayer, preaching, game shows and cookery, and won record ratings for his channel, Geo Entertainment.
T-shirts from The Cookery: so offal they're fabulous.
Valentine's Day at Chiboust and The Cookery.
If I could trade places with one chef it would be Darina Allen of Ballymaloe Cookery School in County Cork, Ireland.
New crop of fish cookery books arrives for summer dining.
David DiBari, Chef and Owner of The Cookery in Dobbs Ferry, NY, Rates Fresh Mozzarella from Westchester County Shops and Delis.
Chef Dave DiBari of The Cookery.
Roasting and baking eggs was an important method of early cookery when people prepared foods over open flames.
Shula Burger, Josef's Table, D'Angelo Trattoria and Florida Cookery.
A trip to Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland inspired Susie Tompkins Buell to make this dense and hearty soda bread.