We do lots of things in the kitchen. Here are a few of the verbs we use to describe those things:
- Grate – reduce food to small shreds by rubbing it on a grater.
- Grill – cook something using a grill.
- Layer – arrange in layers.
- Level – give a flat and even surface to something.
- Melt – make or become liquefied by heat.
- Pinch – grip (something, typically salt) between finger and thumb
- Pour – cause a liquid to flow from a container in a steady stream by holding the container at an angle.
- Scramble – prepare eggs by beating them with a little liquid and then cooking and stirring them gently.
- Serve – present food or drink to someone.
- Simmer – stay just below the boiling point while being heated.
- Slice – cut food into slices.
- Spread – extend over a large area.
- Stir – move a spoon around in a liquid in order to mix it thoroughly.
- Taste – experience the flavor of something.
- Add – put in an additional ingredient to something that is being prepared.
- Bake – cook food by dry heat without direct exposure to a flame, typically in an oven.
- Blend – mix two substances so that they combine together.
- Broil – cook meat or fish by exposure to direct, intense radiant heat, usually from above.
- Bread – coat food) in readcrumbs before cooking.
- Boil – cook or be cooked by immersing in boiling water or stock.
- Chop – cut food into pieces with repeated sharp blows of a knife.
- Cut – make an incision sharp-edged tool, usually a knife.
- Dip – put something briefly into a liquid or sauce.
- Fry – cook food in hot fat or oil, typically in a shallow pan.
What do you do when you are in the kitchen?
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