Why do we bake cookies, but cook bacon?
I want to know
- audreyLv 72 months ago
You bake cookies in an oven. You fry bacon in a pan on the stove top.
- IvaBLv 52 months ago
Philosopher/cooks have been pondering the depths of this question for millennia to no avail.We can only hope an answer is found soon.
- Anonymous2 months ago
How do you cook a cookie?
- CliveLv 72 months ago
Because baking is done in an oven. Unless you cook bacon in an oven, you need another word. Personally I fry it, or you can grill it.
"Cook" is the general word that could mean any kind of cooking, then we have other words for specific kinds of cooking, like "bake". Other specific words include boil, simmer, fry, grill and roast. Really, a recipe should never say "cook" - it should be telling you what KIND of cooking you need to do to this food!
"Roast" is an interesting one. It means cooking on a spit in front of a fire, with basting. As this is hardly ever done these days except at events like hog roasts, it has come to be used for cooking meat in the oven, even though that isn't real roasting. What you're actually doing is baking it but we hang on to "roast".
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- A.J.Lv 72 months ago
Bacon is best fried. Cookies should be are cooked in an oven, and we bake in an oven. We fry bacon. Cook is a general term. We also avoid using duplicate words in best communication. To "cook cookies" is not natural speech. We also bake a cake and bread.
- MarkLv 72 months ago
For the same reason we drive on a parkway and park in a driveway.
- Aster RhoidsLv 62 months ago
Since you're curious, why don't you cook cookies and bake bacons