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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 is an art form and applied science that includes techniques like cooking to make ingredients fit for consumption and/or palatable.

Essence of food preparation

The process of food preparation includes selecting the ingredients needed and correctly handling ingredients to produce the components of a meal.

General food preparation concepts

Preserved food
Preserved food

Food preparation techniques

Cooking with dry heat

KitchenAid Stand Mixer in action
KitchenAid Stand Mixer in action
Baking bread at the Roscheider Hof Open Air Museum
Roasting, medieval illuminated manuscript (Tacuina sanitatis casanatensis 14th century)
Roasting, medieval illuminated manuscript (Tacuina sanitatis casanatensis 14th century)
Cooking with charcoal on a barbecue grill
Cooking with charcoal on a barbecue grill

Cooking with wet heat

Water and other liquids

Frying with oil

Other cooking techniques

Chemical techniques

Mechanical techniques

Cooking tools

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.

See also

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

References

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