Food preparation


Food preparation

Food preparation is the act of preparing foodstuffs for consumption. Many types of food preparation involve heating the food ingredients, however other types of preparation involve chemical, biological, or mechanical means.

Some non-heat methods of food preparation include:

Chemical techniques

* Brining
* Ceviche
* Drying
* Fermentation
* Marinating
* Pickling
* Salting
* Smoking
* Souring
* Sprouting
* Sugaring

Mechanical techniques

* Chopping
* Dicing
* Grinding
* Julienning
* Kneading
* Mincing
* Peeling
* Shaving
* Blending
* Beating
* Grating
* Mixing


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