Outline of food preparation

Food preparation at the Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island, Washington state
Chicago-style deep-dish pizza from the original Pizzeria Uno location

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

Food preparation preparing food for eating, generally requires selection, measurement and combination of ingredients in an ordered procedure so as to achieve desired results. Food preparation includes but is not limited to cooking.

What type of thing is food preparation?

Essence of food preparation

Food preparation techniques

Baking bread at the Roscheider Hof Open Air Museum



Cooking with charcoal on a barbecue grill




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

Hot Smoking

Chemical techniques

Mechanical techniques

History of food preparation

International 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
A platter with cheese and garnishes
Japanese silky tofu (Kinugoshi Tofu)
Lamb cutlets
Eggplants, also called Aubergines.

General food preparation concepts

Preserved food

See also

Thai Kaeng phet pet yang: roast duck in red curry


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  4. United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization: Agriculture and Consumer Protection. "Dimensions of Need - Staple foods: What do people eat?". Retrieved 2010-10-15.
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