Hello dear foodies,
As we all are fond of the tasteful food, we always talk about the varieties, recipes, and types of it. We also make sure to list out the best places where you can relish your favorite food. But today, let’s talk about the evolution of cooking methods throughout the years in this blog. Let us see how several techniques of cooking have evolved since the ancient times. The primitive cooking was done by generating fire by rubbing 2 stones. Further on, with time the art and science of preparing food by the range of culinary techniques changed. And today, we have advanced cooking methods which is of great help to the human kind.

1. Roasting

Ways to prepare culinary treasures| Roasting
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How about some delicious roasted vegetables? It’d even taste better with some delicious dip sauce. Roasting is one of the oldest and slowest methods of cooking vegetables, meat, poultry, etc. It is well-known as a dry method of cooking where roasting of the various food items is done in an uncovered pan or in the oven.
Here are the variety of dishes that can be prepared by roasting.

2. Boiling

Evolution Of Cooking Methods Throughout The Years| Boilin
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How about a hot cup of boiled vegetable soup? The vegetables slowly cooked in a pot immersed in water give it the authentic flavor. The submerging of the food in water which brings the food to boil is also known as the moist-heat cooking method. Earlier, the food was boiled in the utensil hanging above the burning wood blocks.
Here are the variety of dishes that can be prepared by boiling.

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3. Steaming

Preoaring the delicious culinary items| Steaming
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Would you not like to have a plate of steaming momos? Delightful no? Yes, cooking food by boiling water which vaporizes into steam where it carries heat to the food. Here, the food comes directly into the contact of the stem and is cooked thoroughly. During the ancient times, steaming was done in large steam pits or utensils unlike today, where we’ve the food steamers at our rescue.
Here are the variety of dishes that can be prepared by steaming.

4. Smoking

Culinary delights preparation| Smoking
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Did you know that smoking extends the shelf life of food? Yes, smoking foods has evolved from the process of preserving. Smoking is all about the beautiful taste and texture of the food, it adds flavor, and also tenderizes the food. We can definitely consider smoking as an art rather than a science.

5. Grilling

Evolution Of Cooking Methods Throughout The Years| Grilling
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A platter full of grilled veggies can be a perfect meal for a date night or on a night of bon-fire. Isn’t it? Grilling is a cooking method where the food items are placed on a rack over a heat source and its direct heat sears sears the outside of food. It gives a robust, roasted, or pleasantly charred flavors to the food.
Here are the variety of dishes that can be prepared by grilling.

6. Frying

Evolution Of Cooking Methods Throughout The Years| Frying
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Frying is popular as the versatile and dry-heat method of home cooking used everywhere. Aren’t we all fond of tasteful deep-fried foods? Those crispy, crunchy, golden brown, and delightful dishes having tender interiors are the stars of every kitchen. In this process, the food items are cooked in hot fats or oils in a pan over the fire. This cooking method also consists of standard frying techniques such as stir-frying, shallow frying, or pan-frying.
Here are the variety of dishes that can be prepared by frying. 

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7. Baking

Evolution Of Cooking Methods Throughout The Years| Baking
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How about some pies, pastries, muffins, pizzas, or cinnamon rolls? Mouth-watering no? Baked food items are cooked in the oven with the help of indirect heat. Here, the food is cooked from the outside in where the oven temperature plays a vital role. It further intensifies and modifies the texture, surface, and volume of the baked goods. The main advantage of this method of cooking is that it improves the flavor and texture of the particular food item. This is one of the recent cooking methods that we’ll follow in our kitchens.
Here are the variety of dishes that can be prepared by baking. 

8. Microwaving

Techniques of culinary delights| Microwaving
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Microwave cooking is one of the easiest culinary techniques where the food is cooked in the microwave oven. It is also one if the quicker and convenient cooking procedure as compared to all the other types of cooking methods. One of the convenient cooking techniques that rules our kitchen today includes microwaving too.
Here are the variety of dishes that can be prepared by microwaving. 

Tell us which of these procedures from this list of evolution of cooking methods throughout the years tops your skills in cooking.

Bansi Chhatralia
Author: Bansi Chhatralia

An ambivert and a learner who is inclined towards creating magic through words.

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