Food Matters to Us All
Food matters to us all; we need it to survive. While some foods(fruits) can be eaten raw, most will need to be cooked. Cooking techniques are a set of methods and procedures for food preparation, cooking, and presentation. Cooking techniques or methods should not be confused for recipes as recipes are a list of ingredients and step by step instructions.
Depending on how heat cooks food, cooking techniques are classifiable into wet (which uses water or steam, e.g., boiling and poaching) and dry (without water, e.g., frying, roasting) cooking techniques. Based on this classification, there’s an almost inexhaustive list of cooking techniques. Still, for the aspiring chef, some methods are considered more effective and are more widely used than others. Below’s a list of these effective techniques.