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1AnnaClaire
May 14, 2012, 8:09pm Top

The use of the word "cookery" is more or less confined to the British version of the common language that separates our two countries (I'm a Yank). But I thought it was more or less synonymous with "cooking" -- the process of preparing food to eat, and the results of that preparation -- the word "cuisine" being reserved for the finished product when discussed as a part of culture generally.

So, could someone explain either why I'm wrong, or else why the combination proposal of American Regional Cooking and American Regional Cookery has as many votes against as it has for?

2lilithcat
May 14, 2012, 10:29pm Top

I'm just guessing, but maybe it's because the latter is the actual title of a specific book?

3eromsted
May 14, 2012, 11:01pm Top

>1 AnnaClaire:
Am I blind? I don't see a combination proposal on either of those pages.

4AnnaClaire
May 14, 2012, 11:22pm Top

Weird. There was one three hours ago.

5thornton37814
May 15, 2012, 7:26am Top

Cookery was more or less the LC subject heading for Cooking until recently. I often used both tags. I did go back after the LC authorities changed the term and changed at least most of my instances of cookery to cooking.

6SimonW11
May 15, 2012, 7:53am Top

To me cookery is the art and science of cooking, they are not synonymous, rather cookery and cooking are theory and practice respectively.

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