Name cooking methods that you already know.
There are many different ways to cook food, such as boiling, grilling, frying, etc. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages when it comes to taste, health, and convenience. It's important to understand the various cooking methods so you can make the best decisions for your meals.
Moist cooking methods refer to cooking techniques that involve the use of liquid or steam to transfer heat to food such as boiling, poaching, simmering, and steaming. Dry cooking methods refer to techniques that use fat, air, or direct heat to cook food such as baking, roasting, grilling, broiling, pan-frying, and sautéing. Combination cooking methods are techniques that use both dry and moist heat to prepare food such as braising and stewing.
What's the difference?
Moist cooking methods that involve adding liquid to the food, such as boiling, steaming, poaching, and stewing help food retain more of its nutrients. Dry cooking methods involve cooking food with dry heat, such as baking, roasting, grilling, and frying. These methods can add flavor but can also cause food to lose more of its nutrients. Both moist and dry cooking methods should be used when cooking for optimal flavor and nutrition.
What is important to know?
Boiling: A cooking method where food is submerged in boiling water and cooked until done. Steaming: A cooking method where food is placed in a steamer basket over simmering/boiling water and cooked until done. Roasting: A cooking method where food is cooked uncovered in an oven at high temperatures.
The most common cooking method in the world is steaming, which is believed to have originated in China over 5,000 years ago. The Maillard Reaction is a chemical reaction between amino acids and sugars that gives cooked food its distinctive color, flavor, and aroma. Basically it's the super scientific term for all cooking! The average American spends about two hours a day preparing food, including cooking and cleaning up.
Did you know?
Work with your table: What is the difference between baking and roasting? (Use the Chapter 15 text to help you.)
Work with your table: What types of foods are best suited for dry cooking methods and what types of foods are best suited for moist cooking methods? (Use the Chapter 15 text to help you.)
Check on learning: What is the difference between dry cooking methods and moist cooking methods?
What cooking method involves cooking food in by completely submerging the food in hot oil?
What cooking method involves cooking food over an open flame or hot coals?
'Poaching' is a cooking method that involves what?
- Cooking food in liquid below boiling point
- Cooking food at high temperature under direct heat
- Cooking food by dry heat without direct exposure to flame
What cooking method involves cooking food in small amounts of fat?
Which of the following is NOT considered a moist-heat cooking method?