Signs for COOK
Meaning: To prepare (food) by the use of heat, as by boiling, baking, or roasting.
Pronunciation (sign description): Dominant flat hand (handshape) with the palm down (orientation) moves down on the non-dominant palm-up flat hand and then turned the dominant palm up and moves on the non-dominant, non-moving palm (location and movement).
Of course, FOOD.
[Note: ASL writing is not an official standard. This sign language writing remains in a state of open space to allow room for experiment, evolution, and improvement.]
Written ASL digit for "COOK" contributed by Adrean Clark in the ASLwrite community, 2017.
This ASL verb (video not available at this time) means cooking with talent or skill, or cooking a gourmet ('oo' mouth morpheme), or cooking with a lot of time and/or effort ('puff' mouth morpheme).
Deaf Culture and tidbits
"Lol, I remember working for this diner. The owner said he hired me simply because he saw a blind woman doing well on Hell's Kitchen, and figured if blind can do it, then deaf can! I was flabbergasted." -- Estefania Pena [Sept. 9, 2020 @ Marcus Bryant FB)]