“Let’s whip up some English cooking skills! Learn essential terms like Bake, Sift, Season, and more.”

We’ve covered a variety of topics in English, such as fitness, movies, television shows, weather, weddings, cosmetics, makeup, hair, and hairstyles.

Today, I propose delving into a few common words related to cooking. Let’s engage in the culinary realm in English!

To enhance your English proficiency, it’s crucial to seize every opportunity to learn and use the language. I’ve emphasized before that activities like listening to the radio, watching movies, television shows, and talk shows are excellent methods to expand your vocabulary and enhance your listening skills.

Additionally, honing your reading abilities is essential. Try immersing yourself in English by reading your favorite books, magazines, and blogs. Seek out recipes in English and whip up delicious dishes for your loved ones.

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English Verbs that are Useful in the Kitchen

  •         Scramble
  •         Add
  •         Measure
  •         Roast
  •         Combine
  •         Tenderize
  •        Bake
  •         Sift
  •         Knead
  •         Beat
  •         Barbeque
  •         Sauté / stir
  •         Mince
  •         Broil
  •         Shallow fry (a small amount of oil is needed)
  •         Deep fry (the food is immersed in oil)

We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of names for kitchen utensils in this article, make sure to give it a look!

Now Let’s Put It into Practice

Not long ago I found a great recipe on the English site damndelicious.net. It is a The Food Lab’s Perfect Grilled Steaks Recipe which you can make even if you aren’t a master chef.


The Food Lab’s Perfect Grilled Steaks Recipe

Active15 mins
Total90 mins
Serves3 to 4 servings

The only technique you need for exceptional grilled steaks: Let them rest after seasoning, and cook them over a two-zone fire.


  • 2 large ribeye or strip steaks, 1 1/2 to 2 inches thick, about 2 pounds (900g) total (see note)

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Season steaks liberally with salt. Set on a plate and let rest for at least 40 minutes or up to 4 days. If resting longer than 40 minutes, transfer to a wire rack set in a rimmed baking sheet and refrigerate, uncovered, until ready to cook.

  2. Ignite a single chimney filled with charcoal. Once all the charcoal is ignited and covered with a gray layer of ash, empty it out and arrange the coals on one side of the charcoal grate. Position the cooking grate, cover the grill, and let it preheat for 5 minutes. Ensure the grilling grate is clean and oiled. Season the steak with pepper and place it on the cooler side of the grill. Cover and cook, keeping all vents open, flipping and checking the temperature every few minutes, until the steaks reach 105°F (41°C) for medium-rare or 115°F (46°C) for medium on an instant-read thermometer. This should take approximately 10 to 15 minutes in total.

  3. Transfer steaks to hot side of grill and cook, flipping frequently, until a deep char has developed and internal temperature registers 125°F (52°C) for medium-rare or 135°F (57°C) for medium, about 2 minutes total. Transfer steaks to a cutting board and allow to rest for at least 5 minutes and up to 10. Carve and serve immediately.

Special equipment

Items needed include a charcoal grill, an instant-read thermometer, a wire rack, and, if desired, a rimmed baking sheet.

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