Definition of “cooking” - Learner’s Dictionary

cooking

noun [ U ] uk us /ˈkʊkɪŋ/
ACTIVITY

A2 the activity of preparing or cooking food:

I do most of the cooking.
FOOD
cooking adjective [ always before noun ]

suitable to cook with:

cooking oil/apples

(Definition of “cooking” from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)