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What is the difference between cooking and baking?   Does anyone cook yam slices in herbs baked in the oven?  I serve them with goats cheese.  Do you like them?  

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Cooking is all encompassing. Baking is a subset of cooking. An enclosed dry heat method, mostly by conduction via hot air. A little by radiation and by convexion. In modern terms, especially for home cooks, roasting is done the same way but is a term carried over from live fire cooking.
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Palace of the Brine -- "I hear the droning in the shrine of the sea monkeys." Saltair
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Hi there,

 

    Thank you for that explanation I have never heard of that before.  Most interesting.   I had thought that cooking was to do with cooking savoury dishes where as baking was to do with baking cakes and biscuits more dessert type things or sweet dishes.  I am probably wrong here.

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