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The way someone cooks is called 'handcooking' in Farsi, Do you have any equivalent in English?
For example we say my mom has a great hand-cooking.
Or you may say she has a good hand in cooking.
What do you say to convey this meaning? Do you have something more special than 'She cooks well'?
 

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What type of cooking is "handcooking"? Does it mean that she cooks meals by just using the basic ingredients, instead of buying any pre-prepared parts of the meal?
 

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What type of cooking is "handcooking"? Does it mean that she cooks meals by just using the basic ingredients, instead of buying any pre-prepared parts of the meal?

The general skill you have in cooking is your 'hand-cooking'
'She has a good hand-cooking' means 'she cooks well.'
 

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If it is just the person's general talent in cooking then no, we don't have a specific word. "She is a good [all-round] cook". Using "all-round" means that she is good at lots of different types of cooking, not one speciality.
 

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If it is just the person's general talent in cooking then no, we don't have a specific word. "She is a good [all-round] cook". Using "all-round" means that she is good at lots of different types of cooking, not one speciality.
I happened to find 'cookery' can it be used in my sentence?
She has a nice cookery.
I love her cookery.
 

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I happened to find 'cookery' can it be used in my sentence?
She has a nice cookery. :cross:
I love her cookery. :tick: although it's not very natural.

"Cookery" is uncountable so your first suggestion is incorrect. The second is possible but you are more likely to hear "I love her cooking".

We use "cookery" but normally with an adjective in front of it, describing the type of cuisine. "Yesterday, I had a North Indian cookery lesson at a local college" = "Yesterday, I went to a college and someone taught me how to make typical North Indian food".
 

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:up: The term 'hand-cooked' is used, but it is used to refer to cookery in the home ('home-cooked' is also used) as opposed to cooking on an industrial scale (with vats instead of bowls).

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FYI: Americans use "cooking" in the "cookery" examples above. I expect most people would understand it, especially in the context given.
 

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:up: I'd probably use 'cooking' here too. And in the fixed phrase 'home cooking' cookery doesn't seem to me to be an option.

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