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  • The commonly used basic cooking methods are divided into two general groups: 1.Dry heat cookery methods 2.Moist heat cookery methods
  • In dry heat cooking methods, the food being cooked does not use water to cook the food. The food is left dry and heat is applied to cook the food.
  • When heat is applied to the food, the food cooks in its own juice or the water added to the food during its preparation evaporates during the heating process and this cooks the food.
  • The dry heat cooking methods are:
  • Baking
  • Steaming
  • Grilling
  • Broiling
  • Roasting
  • In moist heat cookery methods, liquid is used as a medium to cook the food. Such medium could be water, coconut cream or oil etc…
  • The moist heat cookery methods are:
  • Boiling
  • Stewing
  • Frying: shallow frying & deep frying
  • Barbequing The food is usually marinated with spices and tenderizers before it is cooked.
  • Basting
  • “Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body” Marcus Tullius Cicero