The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to food preparation:
Food preparation is an art form and applied science that includes techniques like cooking to make ingredients fit for consumption and/or palatable.
The process of food preparation includes selecting the ingredients needed and correctly handling ingredients to produce the components of a meal.
Main article: List_of_food_preparation_utensils
Main articles: Global cuisine and List of cuisines
A sample of some cuisines around the world: