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Cooks

Athenæ'us affirms that cooks were the first kings of the earth. In the luxurious ages of ancient Greece Sicilian cooks were most esteemed, and received very high wages. Among them Tri…

Cooked

The books have been cooked. The ledger and other trade books have been tampered with, in order to show a balance in favour of the bankrupt. The term was first used in reference to George Hu…

Cooking

Terms belonging to cuisine applied to man under different circumstances: Sometimes he is well basted; he boils with rage, is baked with heat, and burns with love or jealousy. Sometimes he i…

James Cook

Captain James Cook was an English naval explorer whose expeditions in the 1770s charted much of the lands of the Pacific, including New Zealand, Australia and Hawaii. The son of an agricultural worke…

Robin Cook

Robin Cook, a medical doctor, is a founding father of the "medical thriller" genre of popular fiction. His 1977 novel Coma was a sensation (and was turned into a film directed by another author/M.D.,…

David Cook

singerBorn: December 20, 1982Birthplace: Houston, TexasBest Known as: winner of American Idol David Cook was the surprise winner of the seventh season of American …

Merrill COOK

COOK, Merrill, a Representative from Utah; born in Philadelphia, Pa., May 6, 1946; graduated East High School; B.A. University of Utah, 1969; M.B.A. Harvard University School of Business, 1971;…

Alistair Cooke

Alistair Cookejournalist, broadcasterBorn: 11/20/1908Birthplace: Manchester, England British-born American journalist and radio/TV personality whose commentary on American culture had an audie…

Joel COOK

COOK, Joel, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., March 20, 1842; attended the public schools and was graduated from the Central High School of Philadelphia in 1859; st…

Zadock COOK

COOK, Zadock, a Representative from Georgia; born in Virginia February 18, 1769; moved to Hancock County, Ga., in early life, and was one of the first settlers in Clark County; self-educated; e…