Cooking Terms: A-Z List of 101 Useful Cooking Terms

Cooking terms and culinary definitions you may not be familiar with and need to know. Here is an A-Z of cooking terms to help you decipher any tricky words that may appear.

Cooking Terms and Culinary Definition

Culinary definition: The definition of culinary is something related to food or cooking.

Sentence examples:

  • Vessels for the culinary, table, and luxurious uses show an infinite variety of form and purpose.
  • Catering menus are typically ordered by culinary style.
  • If you were not expecting culinary delights here, you will be pleasantly surprised.

Below are some basic cooking terms in English including cooking verbs.

1. Sweeten

2. Sweat

3. Stir

4. Stew

5. Shell

6. Shred

7. Shuck

8. Sieve

9. Sift

10. Simmer

11. Skewer

12. Skim

13. Deglaze

14. Descale

15. Devil

16. Dice

17. Dip

18. Bake

19. Barbecue

20. Baste

21. Blacken

22. Salt

23. Saute

24. Scald

25. Scallop

26. Scramble

27. Slice

28. Souse

29. Sprinkle

30. Steam

31. Steep

32. Caramelize

33. Char

34. Layer

35. Leaven

36. Char-broil

37. Chill

38. Chop

39. Ferment

40. Fillet

41. Flambe

42. Flavor

43. Chunk

44. Churn

45. Raw

46. Refrigerate

47. Roast

48. Roll

49. Blend

50. Dough

51. Marinate

52. Mash

53. Measure

54. Melt

55. Boil

56. Braise

57. Bread

58. Brew

59. Sliver

60. Coddle

61. Knead

62. Cool

63. Congeal

64. Garnish

65. Juice

66. Microwave

67. Pour

68. Precook

69. Prepare

70. Preserve

71. Press

72. Process

73. Pulp

74. Zest

75. Wash

76. Wedge

77. Mix

78. Gratin

79. Grill

80. Infuse

81. Grind

82. Cream

83. Cut

84. Oil

85. Oven fry

86. Overcook

87. Burn

88. Freeze

89. French fry

90. Fricassee

91. Hash

92. Pan fry

93. Uncured

94. Parboil

95. Peel

96. Percolate

97. Pickle

98. Heat

99. Tenderize

100. Toast

101. Fry

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List of Cooking Terms

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