In the DS version of Cooking Mama players used the stylus to draw lines to cut mean and to drag dumplings into the hot pot. Cooking Mama: Minna to Issho ni Oryouri Taikai for the Nintendo Wii has similar mechanics, except that the Wii remote becomes the knife or the a rolling pin.
To cut a piece of meat you slide the remote horizontally, similar to how you would use a knife. Intuitive and simple, just like the DS control scheme.
Controlling the stove is a little more complicated. You can flip the frying pan by shaking the remote. This needs to be done to make sure whatever is in the pan doesn’t burn. You can also control the temperature of the stove by tilting the remote left or right.
The stove’s controls are unrealistic, but Cooking Mama has its fair share of realism. See more pictures of the control set up past the break.