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Cooking Terms: List of 20+ Useful Cooking Verbs in English

Cooking Terms: List of 20+ Useful Cooking Verbs in English

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Cooking Terms! In this lesson, you will learn some important words related to cooking with ESL picture, definitions and example sentences to broaden your vocabulary.

Cooking Terms

List of Cooking Verbs

  • Grate
  • Slice
  • Peel
  • Whisk
  • Boil
  • Fry
  • Grill
  • Bake
  • Pour
  • Scramble
  • Simmer
  • Spread
  • Stir
  • Taste
  • Add
  • Blend
  • Roast
  • Chop
  • Dip
  • Roll
  • Steam

Cooking Words with Definitions & Examples

List of cooking terms with meaning and examples:


  • Action of reducing something to small shreds by rubbing it on a grater
  • Grate the carrot finely / into small pieces.


  • To cut something into slices
  • To top it all off one of the catering staff managed to slice their finger cutting cheese.


  • remove the outer covering of something (a fruit, egg, or shrimp).
  • Would you peel me an orange?


  • stir something (eggs, cream)  with a light, rapid movement.
  • The spoon can be used to whisk eggs.


  • heat something with high temperature
  • Once water begins to boil, its temperature no longer rises.


  • Cook something with oil
  • We can fry up some of these pieces of cold meat for our lunch.


  • heat the food with a grill.
  • Grill the sausages for ten minutes.


  • heat food without direct exposure to a flame, typically in an oven or on a hot surface.
  • Bake the potatoes for 15 minutes, till they’re nice and crisp.


  • Pour the sauce over the pasta and serve immediately.


  • to mix something rapidly
  • Make the toast and scramble the eggs.


  • to cook food even if it boils
  • Let the soup simmer a few minutes.


  • He spread some strawberry jam on his toast.


  • move a spoon or other implement around in (a liquid or other substance) to mix it thoroughly.
  • I need a teaspoon to stir my tea.


  • to perceive food
  • Let you taste my poise, you leave me want to celebrate.


  • to join something into something
  • Add a teaspoonful of mixed herbs.


  •  Blend the ingredients into a smooth paste.


  • to cook food by prolonged exposure to heat in an oven or over a fire.
  • Are you going to roast the chicken?


  • to cut something into pieces
  •  Chop the carrots up into small pieces.


  • I’ll allow the children to dip their bread into the soup.


  •  Roll out the icing into a large square.


  • Steam for about 12 mins until the cake is risen and springy to touch in the centre.

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Cooking Terms: List of 20+ Useful Cooking Verbs in English


Fethi Hammou

Saturday 3rd of April 2021

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Jesusa Jardenico Fundano

Friday 29th of January 2021

THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH this made it more easier for me without you i probably would have failed

San san pyone

Wednesday 17th of June 2020

I say the first !Thanks; for learning from your posts in day by day. So I can know the meanings which I know never and others.