noun, plural cookeries.
the art or practice of cooking.
a place equipped for cooking.

1350–1400; Middle English cokerie. See cook1, -ery Unabridged
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cookery (ˈkʊkərɪ)
1.  the art, study, or practice of cooking
2.  (US) a place for cooking
3.  (Canadian) a cookhouse at a mining or lumber camp

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Example sentences
Fats may be heated to a high temperature, as considered in cookery they have no
Since they had no cooking implements their cookery must have been rudimentary
  or nonexistent.
The one thing that marred my enjoyment of this life of freedom was my vain
  struggle to master the art of cookery in its elements.
Olive oil cookery sure has come a long way in this country.
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