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    Cook a Recipes?

    I watch cookery shows on TV quite often and number of chefs talk about "cooking a recipe". I believe a recipe is a procedure for cooking a dish.
    One can cook a dish. How can one cook a recipe?
    So is the expression "cook a recipe" correct?

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    Re: Cook a Recipes?

    You bring up an interesting point. Informally, however, people talk about making a recipe/cooking a recipe.

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    Re: Cook a Recipes?

    Technically, we follow a recipe to produce/cook/make a dish. However, as Mike said, you will hear a lot of people say they're cooking a recipe.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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