There are many, many different ways to prepare food, most of which have been used since thousands of years ago. The ingredients are usually made out of living organisms such as vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, herbs, spices, meat, etc. Below are the 58 types of cooking method that are used all over the world today.
- Dry Roasting
- Hot Salt Frying
- Hot Sand Frying
Application of heat to dry foodstuffs without the use of oil and water. Dry roasting is a method usually used with nuts and seeds. They are usually stirred to ensure even heating. Examples include peanut butter, made from dry roasted peanuts, tea, made from dry roasted tea leaves, coffee, made from roasted coffee beans, and chocolate, made from roasted cocoa beans.
A cooking technique often used by street vendors in China and India where dry food items such as unshelled eggs, shelled peanuts, and popcorn are fried using coarse sea salt that has been heated to a high temperature.
Also found in the streets of India, China, and in the city of Penang, Malaysia where chestnuts and peanuts are buried in very hot black sand.