Translation of cook in Spanish:


cocinero, n.

Pronunciation /kʊk//kʊk/


  • 1

    cocinero masculine
    cocinera feminine
    he's a good cook es muy buen cocinero
    • All over America on this day, short order cooks and chefs were making eggs over easy with great success.
    • Many have open kitchens where you can see firsthand that there are no health-code violations, plus you can watch the cooks preparing your food.
    • The cook prepared a small bag of food for the girl's journey; she tied it to her travel sack.
    • The competition, held annually as part of the wine festival, brings together fine pastry chefs and cooks from the region's restaurants and hotels to compete.
    • Johnny, who was a professional cook, prepared a roast calf and served it with his ever so special mashed potato-gravy sauce.
    • Pat always eats on board and even has a full-time cook to prepare the finest food on his salubrious floating residence.
    • I became aware of the cooks preparing food for us, and the servers serving us, and I began to feel grateful that they were all working so that I could sit!
    • The biggest change in food television over the last five years has been the move away from showing cooks prepare food to revealing how they manage their careers and lives.
    • She was a great cook and excelled at preparing food.
    • I knew a cook who would routinely prepare an extra portion for himself to eat before he came to table.
    • I'm not going to eat something a cook prepares if she doesn't taste it first.
    • Or, a cook might prepare ‘fried corn,’ by cutting the grains off of the cob and creaming them in a skillet.
    • Instead, the heady aroma of cooking kept everyone awake and waiting to taste the fare prepared by a native cook, who donned the role of lecturer for the day.
    • One of the beautiful things about this open-plan restaurant is that you can watch the cooks prepare your food as you enjoy the surroundings.
    • The U.S. Department of Agriculture outlines food handling tips to help cooks prepare turkeys that won't cause sickness.
    • But when I got home I found that our cook had prepared this delicious chicken, and I just couldn't say no!
    • In addition to the pre-packaged food, a cook prepares a selection of three hot buffet style meals and one salad daily.
    • It's not her fault the cook hasn't prepared my food properly.
    • Phoenix sat back and watched as they gorged themselves on all manner of foods the cooks had so nicely prepared for her.
    • He teaches his cooks to prepare his recipes, his way.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (meal/food) hacer
    (meal/food) preparar
    • After meals, refrigerate cooked leftovers as soon as possible.
    • Who does the shopping, writes the cards, buys the presents, puts up the decorations, prepares a crib, cooks the food and creates a festive family atmosphere?
    • What was once a place solely for preparing and cooking food has become the centre of most homes.
    • In an ideal world, she said, everyone would prepare and cook their own meals without much salt and fat.
    • Everyone then headed back to the school kitchens for a health and safety run-through before preparing and cooking the three-course meal.
    • Once they have prepared and cooked the two-course meal, the children sit down at a table they have laid and eat together.
    • You need to think about how you prepare, store and cook food to keep it free from harmful bacteria that could make you or other people ill.
    • Never attempt such repair on utensils used for preparing or cooking food.
    • Try to encourage children to help prepare and cook foods.
    • When you're ready to prepare the dish, cook the pasta, drain it and set it aside.
    • Last night, I actually bought ingredients, cooked dinner, and washed the dishes afterward.
    • But then, few of us have the time or the energy anymore to prepare and cook the wholesome food we once enjoyed.
    • She did her chores almost mechanically: gathering eggs, cooking meals, washing clothes and buying staples like bread.
    • There are subtle differences between the ingredients you use to cook food in London and the ingredients you use to cook food in Australia.
    • They produce much of their own food, cook their own meals, and do their own laundry.
    • The cause of the fire is not yet known but fire officials are urging homeowners to take care at home particularly while preparing and cooking food.
    • The team was also marked on preparing and cooking meals, initiative bases, map and compass and teamwork.
    • So when I broke my self-imposed 15-minute limit on preparing and cooking actual food, what did I make?
    • The program helps people learn how to budget, plan and cook meals for a food cost of $1.25 per person per day.
    • Or try cooking low fat meals together using foods you both enjoy so you can spend time with each other and eat healthfully.
  • 2informal

    (accounts/books) amañar informal
    • Brinkley offers no evidence that the numbers were cooked or the questions were unfairly worded.
    • When I heard that he had cooked his evidence, my first reaction was ‘how stupid’.
    • A scientist who believes in the Creator is suspected of cooking the evidence to support his belief.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (prepare food)
    (person) cocinar
    (person) guisar
    can you cook? ¿sabes cocinar / guisar?
  • 2

    (become ready)
    (meal/food) hacerse
    • A staple of the Afghan diet is a flat, unleavened bread cooked in clay ovens.
    • I then add thin slices of lemon cooked gently in sugar syrup.
    • Never leave children unattended in kitchen while food is cooking.
    • Then it is sealed and steamed so that the raw meat cooks in the same time as the rice.
    • Many whole-grain pastas cook more quickly than semolina pasta, so check label directions and taste the pasta often as it cooks.
    • Food cooked in a microwave oven does not present a radiation risk.
    • He added that repeated use of old oil will contaminate food cooked in it increasing the risk of disease and cancer.
    • Food cooked over wood and water heated with wood felt different, tasted different.
    • Dinner that night consisted of sizzler sausages cooked on the barbeque, microwave pasta, and yes, chips and dip on the side.
    • Many do feel that the food cooked in the microwave oven is not tasty.
    • As the bacon cooked, the fat on the bacon reached its melting point and turned into liquid, leaving the pure, healthy pork meat behind.
    • Malays eat rice with fish or meat curry and vegetables cooked in various ways.
    • During the 19th century, barbecues on these properties were legendary, with the beef cooking on a spit over a huge fire while ranchers and their ladies danced the night away.
    • I could also smell food cooking back in the kitchen, but could not hear the musicians playing over the dull roar of voices.
    • Complement your healthy summer lifestyle with fresh food cooked on the barbecue.
    • Inside the immaculately clean kitchen, bacon cooked in a frying pan on the stove.
    • Nearby, two huge pots of rice and a bean stew cooked slowly on an open fire.
    • It starts with appetizers, such as kebabs - cubes of marinated meat cooked on skewers.
    • She'd be making Chinese sausage cooked with rice and a fried egg, with just a dab of oyster sauce.
    • A dog needs a ratio of two tablespoons lean ground meat per cupful of white rice cooked in chicken broth, fed at the rate of one cup per ten pounds of body weight.
  • 3informal

    what's cooking? ¿qué se está cociendo? informal
    • Evidently this has been cooking for several months, but the word recently leaked out, and a paper has been rushed to the online edition of Science.
    • Meanwhile, more than 8,000 miles away in Mongolia, another egg surprise was cooking.