Cooking Vocabulary

Cooking Vocabulary

It’s always fun to cook or bake something and definitely not difficult.Your creativity can give you wings once you’re cooking :). On the other hand, if you’re one of those people who’s not a dab hand at cooking, think that at some point of your life you’ll need to make yourself a meal, even if it’s simply noodles with eggs and ketchup.

Thinking of how easy it is to learn some English simply by being in touch with simple daily words , I decided to make a list about cooking vocabulary. What could be more daily than that?

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Alright…a bunch of things, considering that not everyone here cooks.Still, we could give some credit to our cooking skills and start having a go at it by following recipes written in English, making the most of them to learn new words . And even if cooking is not exactly your cup of tea, you’re still very likely to learn a great deal from that, plus, it’s always good to be independent, knowing how to fix yourself something when you’re hungry.

My suggestion is – you click in one of the links of my suggested websites to get a recipe that is interesting for you or you could also simply type in English on or whatever you’d fancy eating to find you a recipe.

After you’ve found it, just flip back the page and go back to English Experts, so you can finally see my list (I’ve noticed that making lists is a quite often habit from the EE collaborators, from time to time I see a list being posted here, not bad, isn’t it? I guess we’ve already got a wide range of lists filed) and hopefully use them in case you need some cooking vocabulary.

Mince: moer (e.g- mince meat – carne moída)
Stir: misturar
Fry: fritar
Stir-fry: refogar
Deep-fry: fritar algo mergulhando no óleo (e.g Deep fried chips always make me feel sick, but my friend Raquel just loves oily food.)
Dry-fry: fritar algo sem usar óleo
Dice: to dice something (cortar em cubinhos)
Piping-hot: fervente, borbulhante (ex: It’s piping hot, I can’t eat ir now.)
Boil: cozinhar algo em água fervente, borbulhate (e.g: I eat boiled eggs every morning.)
Simmer: cozinhar algo no estágio em que a água está fervente, mas não borbulhante. (e.g – Simmer the soup gently for about an hour.)
Chop up: cortar algo em pedaços. (e.g – Do you know that Chinese meal that is made of noodles and literally chopped up vegetables and meat, which in Brazil is called yakisoba? In English we call it chop-suey.)
Whisk: bater. (e.g. This time I’m not talking about a drink but when you mix liquids, eggs etc., very quickly. To do so, you only need a fork or a proper whisk.)
Bake: assar
Slice: fatiar
Peel: descascar
Grate: ralar (e.g. the object we use to grate a cheese, vegetable, etc., is called a grater)
Grind: moer (e.g. fresh-ground meat, coffee, pepper, pepper grinder

Thanks for reading this feature and good luck with your studies!

Sobre a Autora: Gabriela Dias é leitora ativa do English Experts e participa diariamente do fórum, onde tem título de Expert.

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