Importance of methods for food preparation

It is rightly said by Virginia Wooldridge, “one cannot think well, love well, sleep well , if one has not dined well.” Tasty food appeals to our senses. It is an essential part of all living creatures on earth. People love different types of delicious food and they even like preparing it. The knowledge of food preparation prepares you to be confident while making any dish and it is rightly also said that “there is no sincere love than the love of food.” There are various food preparation methods which help you a lot in preparing your dish properly. There are many cooking techniques making cooking an art.

Food preparation methods are generally divided into two broad groups. The groups are dry heat cookery method and moist heat cookery method. It is divided in such a way on the basis of the way food is cooked and the type of heat that is used. In dry heat cookery method food is left dry and heat without the use of water. It includes baking, steaming, grilling and roasting. The food cooks in its own ingredients or juices and these juices evaporate.

Moist heat cookery method includes use of liquid as a medium to cook the food. This medium can be oil or water. This method includes boiling, stewing, shallow frying, deep frying, barbecuing and basting. In these food preparation methods liquids are added to the food before heat is applied to it or sometimes the heat is applied to the liquid before putting the cooking item in the liquid.

Before thinking of food preparation methods it generally requires selection, measurement and combination of ingredients in an ordered procedure so as to achieve desired results. There are also various healthy food preparation techniques which help you take better care of nutritional value and the overall healthiness of the food you eat. These methods include; stir frying, roasting, grilling and boiling, baking, poaching, sautéing, steaming etc.

Hence these methods would help you get your desired results helping you get different types of foods getting ready through different techniques of cooking. The foods prepared through these techniques fulfill the required conditions required by the person cooking the food.


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