What does the word cookery mean?

Usage examples for cookery

  1. Glad to be rid of so unpleasant a visitor, I came up, and cutting off the meat I required, again exerted my cookery, was again satisfied and went to sleep. – The Pacha of Many Tales by Captain Frederick Marryat
  2. And her cookery at a stand- still! – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. That cursed odor of stale tobacco, and of cookery! – A Breath of Prairie and other stories by Will Lillibridge