What is the difference between cooking and baking and what are the origins of those words?
Baking is a special form of cooking involving batters and dough. cook: from Latin coquere, to cook bake: Middle English baken, from Old English bacan
Baking refers to a specific kind of cooking, that which involves cooking by dry heat. It refers particularly to cooking in an oven. Baking generally, but not always, involves a leavening, such as yeast, a grain base, such as flour, water or milk, and a small amount of oils, eggs, or flavorings. Cooking refers to the preparation of food in general, and as such is a broader category which baking is part of.
Baking is the method of cooking, while a convection oven is an appliance in which foods are baked. Convection ovens have a fan that circulates hot air around the food, causing it to bake more quickly than in a conventional oven. Baking times and sometimes baking temperatures need to be adjusted when using a convection oven.