Meaning of COOKING in English
/ ˈkʊkɪŋ; NAmE / noun , adjective
■ noun [ U ]
the process of preparing food :
My husband does all the cooking.
a book on Indian cooking
food that has been prepared in a particular way :
The restaurant offers traditional home cooking (= food similar to that cooked at home) .
They serve good French cooking.
suitable for cooking rather than eating raw or drinking :
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005