There are many ways to cook food. The outcome of a dish varies nearly as much through cooking methods as it does through the ingredients. Different cultures tend to have their own unique ways of cooking. These differences often come from historical necessities. Cooking techniques can generally be divided into dry and wet methods of cooking.
Dry methods 
Wet methods 
- Clay pot cooking
- Pressure cooking
- Thermal Cooking
- Candy Making
Outdoor cooking 
Some specialized techniques for cooking outdoors have been developed.
Other Techniques 
Are you always sick of your wild game steaks or fresh fish sticking to your BBQ Grill? If so here is a tip
Slice a potato in half, then, when the grill is hot, rub the cut side back and forth length wise along the grate. You'll hear a hissing sound as starch from the potato coats the metal with a natural non-stick compound.
Some activities in the preparation of food are not technically "cooking" (applying heat to food), however they are important to understand