Cooking is a culinary art that represents creation when preparing food and meals. It’s highly dependant on culture, as it is based on knowledge of the ingredients, how to prepare them and the social conventions of each particular culture.
Do not confuse it with gastronomy as this art involves a wider field related to the kitchen as well. There’s a culinary art that relates to each country, culture and region. Nowadays, there’s not only a better understanding and a higher interest for foreign meals but also more flexibility to access them and the way to prepare them.
This is due to the globalization, the regular communication among millions of people, the influence of the mass media, and the use of technology for commerce.
However, a huge amount of these recipes and their variations still have their origins in traditional cooking, one developed through the years, with cooking rituals that have been transmitted from one generation to the next one, and so on for long periods of time.
Traditional cooking is mainly a social art, with local and traditional features. Even though that, our modern society has been able to facilitate its preparation and access the necessary raw materials, no matter these are grown miles away. In modern cooking, it is important to maintain this concept of the basic ethnic and cultural origins.
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