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    Cool well cooked/well done

    Hello!

    Can we ever use the expression "well-cooked" instead of "well-done" for meat, please?

    Thank you very much for your help

    Will

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    Re: well cooked/well done

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello!

    Can we ever use the expression "well-cooked" instead of "well-done" for meat, please?

    Thank you very much for your help

    Will
    Yes, you can, but the term well-cooked could also be interpreted to mean skillfully-cooked. I would imagine that a waiter would understand either term to mean bien cuit.

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    Re: well cooked/well done

    In the US, it "well done" in the context of meat refers to how long it was cooked. Rare, medium rare, medium, medium well, and well done. I wouldn't say a "well-cooked steak" to mean a "well-done steak."

    Something that is well cooked has been cooked in a good way.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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