cooking

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by apron, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. apron

    apron

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    What is the difference between cooking and baking?   Does anyone cook yam slices in herbs baked in the oven?  I serve them with goats cheese.  Do you like them?  
     
  2. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    Cooking is all encompassing. Baking is a subset of cooking. An enclosed dry heat method, mostly by conduction via hot air. A little by radiation and by convexion. In modern terms, especially for home cooks, roasting is done the same way but is a term carried over from live fire cooking.
     
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    Hi there,

        Thank you for that explanation I have never heard of that before.  Most interesting.   I had thought that cooking was to do with cooking savoury dishes where as baking was to do with baking cakes and biscuits more dessert type things or sweet dishes.  I am probably wrong here.