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How Cooking Alters Foo

Reading Guide


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How Cooking Alters Foo

Use different cooking techniques for different foods.

Content Vocabulary

• dry cooking technique • coagulate

moist cooking technique • caramelization

combination cooking

Academic Vocabulary

Read to Learn Key Concepts

• Compare and contrast different cooking methods.

• Explain how cooking affects a food's nutritive value, texture, color, aroma, and flavor.

Main Idea

Cooking is heating food to transform it in some way. Food is affected in different ways by different cooking techniques.

Graphic Organizer

As you read, you will discover five changes in food made by cooking. Use a herringbone diagram like this one to list the changes.


NCTM Data Analysis and Probability Understand and apply basic concepts of probability.


NSESB Develop an understanding of chemical reactions.

NSES B Develop an understanding of the structure and properties of matter.

Changes in Cooked Food

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Changes in Cooked Food

Graphic Organizer Go to this book's Online Learning Center at for a printable graphic organizer.

Social Studies NCSS IA Culture Analyze and explain the ways groups, societies and cultures address human needs and concerns.

NCTE National Council of Teachers of English NCTM National Council of Teachers of Mathematics NSES National Science Education

Standards NCSS National Council for the Social Studies

Chapter 15 Cooking Techniques

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Chapter 15 Cooking Techniques

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