Cooking Methods & Styles – A to Z

Barbacoa

Barbacoa is a form of cooking meat that originated in the Caribbean with the Taíno people, from which the term barbecue derives.

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Braai

Braai

The word has been adopted by English-speaking South Africans and can be regarded as another word for barbecue, in that it serves as a verb when describing how food is cooked and a noun when describing the cooking equipment, such as a grill.

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Cağ Kebabı

Cağ kebabı is a horizontally stacked marinated rotating lamb kebab variety, originating in Turkey’s Erzurum Province.

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Carolina style

Carolina-style

Carolina style refers to an established set of condiments for hot dogs and hamburgers, originating in the Coastal Plain and Piedmont regions of North Carolina.

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Döner Kebab

Döner meat being sliced from a rotating spit in Istanbul (2012).

Döner kebab is a type of Turkish kebab, made of meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie. Similar dishes cooked on a vertical rotisserie are the Arab shawarma, Greek gyros, and Mexican Al pastor.

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Flambé

Flambe

Flambéing is often associated with tableside presentation of certain liqueur-drenched dishes, such as Bananas Foster or Cherries Jubilee, when the alcohol is ignited and results in a flare of blue-tinged flame.

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Hāngi

Hāngi is a traditional New Zealand Māori method of cooking food using heated rocks buried in a pit oven still used for special occasions.

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Horno

Horno is a mud adobe-built outdoor oven used by Native Americans and early settlers of North America.

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Index – Cooking Methods & Styles

There are a number of cooking methods and styles used in our recipes or referenced in our world cuisine pages. This is the sub-index for the cooking methods and styles that we have listed in the glossary.

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Jangdokdae

Jangdokdae at Gyeongbok palace in Seoul

Jangdokdae (Hangul:장독대) or Jangttokttae is an outside space, most frequently a terrace, where a series of jars are gathered.

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Kālua

Kālua is a traditional Hawaiian cooking method that utilizes an imu, a type of underground oven. The word kālua, which literally means “to cook in an underground oven”, may also be used to describe the food cooked in this manner, such as kālua pig or kālua turkey, which are commonly served at luau feasts.

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Méchoui

In the cuisine of Northern Africa, Méchoui is a whole sheep or a lamb spit roasted on a barbecue.

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Onsen Cooking

Onsen Cooking

The most famous product coming from the onsen cooking is the “Onsen Tamago” or boiled egg. This food can be found in almost any onsen town and is very distinct from your ordinary boiled egg as it is cooked in the onsen water.

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Opor

Opor Ayam

Opor is a type of dish cooked and braised in coconut milk from Indonesia, especially from Central Java. In Indonesia the term opor refers to the method of cooking in coconut milk.

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Sauté

A cook sautés onions and green peppers in a fry pan.

Sautéing is a method of cooking food, that uses a small amount of oil or fat in a shallow pan over relatively high heat.

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