Home-Cooking vs. Factory Cooking
Although cooking has traditionally been a process
carried out informally at home or around a communal
fire, cooking is often, and increasingly, carried out
outside the home.
were an early form of cooking outside the home, and
bakeries in the past often offered the cooking of
foods provided by their customers as an additional
service. In the present day, factory food preparation
is rapidly becoming the norm, with many "ready-to-eat"
foods being prepared and cooked in factories.
"Home-cooking" may be associated with comfort food,
and some commercially produced foods are presented as
having been "home-cooked", regardless of their actual