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Cooking with kids has many benefits, it brings families together and builds self esteem in kids, and let's not forget the fact that cooking makes children more willing to try new healthy food. Learning the cooking verbs is an introduction to fun family times spent with the little ones! 

Children tend to appreciate when they are being taught through different teaching techniques, they like learning by touching, feeling, smelling, listening and also tasting since they're naturally curious. This curiosity is what makes cooking a great way to help young children learn, because they can experience first hand many things by being actively involved in an activity such as preparing their favorite food.

In order to make the cooking experience better for the little ones,  it's advisable for them to learn at least some of the cooking verbs and vocabulary, this way they can follow directions on the kitchen as they learn the new words. With the help of parents and family, teaching young kids cooking vocabulary can be a very exciting activity.

Here you'll find cooking words and food vocabulary to improve they knowledge, making cooking a fun learning experience that could be enjoyed by the whole family.

Cooking Words

Kitchen vocabulary is very varied, from the cooking utensils to the different measuring devices. Let's check out some words related to cooking

Spoon - Kitchen Vocabulary

spoon

Fork - Kitchen Vocabulary

fork

Knife - Kitchen Vocabulary

knife

Cup - Kitchen Vocabulary

cup

Pan - Kitchen vocabulary

pan

Plate - Kitchen Vocabulary

plate

Stove - Kitchen Vocabulary

stove

Fridge - Kitchen Vocabulary

fridge

Grill - Kitchen Vocabulary 

grill

Pot - Cooking verbs

pot

spatula

whisk

tongs

masher

ice cream scoop

biscuit cutter

bottle opener

cutting board

egg timer

flour sifter

funnel

garlic press

grater

measuring cup

meat grinder

mortar and pestle

pepper mill

pizza cutter

scale

tamis

tin opener

zester

slices

tablespoon

teaspoon

batter

lukewarm



Cooking verbs


There different verbs use while cooking, some talk about the way food is cooked, and other about the preparation before cooking. Let's see the most common ways of cooking food


cook

grill

broil

barbecue

stir-fry

bake

roast

stew

steam

saute

toast

poach

microwave

simmer

scramble

glaze

gratin

caramelise


Now, let's learn about some cooking verbs used when preparing food.

add

slice 

drain

dice

pour

mix

beat

break

carve

combine

knead

chop

caramelise

grease

crush

measure

stir

mince

peel

pour

whisk

weight

dissolve

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