Cooking or cookery is the art

Preparing food with heat or fire is an activity exclusive to humans. Some anthropologists think that cooking fires first developed around 250,000 years ago. Cooking or cookery is the art, and craft of preparing food for consumption with the use of heat. Cooking techniques and ingredients vary widely across the world, from grilling food to baking in ovens. Cooking reflects unique environmental, economic, and cultural traditions and trends.