Food preparation at the Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island, Washington state
Food preparation at the Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island, Washington state

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to food preparation:

Food preparation – art form and applied science that includes but is not limited to cooking.

What is food preparation?

Includes types of ingredients needed and the correct preparation of the ingredients for the food item being made.

Essence of food preparation

Food preparation techniques

Baking bread at the Roscheider Hof Open Air Museum
Baking bread at the Roscheider Hof Open Air Museum

Baking

Broiling

Cooking with charcoal on a barbecue grill
Cooking with charcoal on a barbecue grill

Frying

Microwaving

Roasting

Roasting, medieval illuminated manuscript (Tacuina sanitatis casanatensis 14th century)
Roasting, medieval illuminated manuscript (Tacuina sanitatis casanatensis 14th century)
KitchenAid Stand Mixer in action
KitchenAid Stand Mixer in action

Hot Smoking

Chemical techniques

Mechanical techniques

History of food preparation

International cuisine

Seafood gumbo, an example of Cajun cuisine
Seafood gumbo, an example of Cajun cuisine

Main articles: Global cuisine and List of cuisines

A sample of some cuisines around the world:

General ingredients

Decorated bread loaves
Decorated bread loaves
Olive oil
A platter with cheese and garnishes
A platter with cheese and garnishes
Japanese silken tofu (Kinugoshi Tofu)
Japanese silken tofu (Kinugoshi Tofu)
Lamb cutlets
Lamb cutlets
Eggplants, also called Aubergines.
Eggplants, also called Aubergines.

General food preparation concepts

Preserved food
Preserved food

See also

Thai Kaeng phet pet yang: roast duck in red curry
Thai Kaeng phet pet yang: roast duck in red curry

References

  1. ^ "How to blind bake". Tesco realfood. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  2. ^ Simmer definition from About.com - Culinary arts. Retrieved May 2009.
  3. ^ Tannahill, Reay. (1995). Food in History. Three Rivers Press. p. 75
  4. ^ United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization: Agriculture and Consumer Protection. "Dimensions of Need - Staple foods: What do people eat?". Retrieved 2010-10-15.