I'd like to know what is the word to describe all the food eaten by a person at a dinner or restaurant. I think recipe is all the food cooked in a dinner, not the exact fit.

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    How do you intend to use this word? It seems "food" in context would work
    – James K
    Commented Oct 9, 2021 at 0:55
  • Would serving or portion be what you are looking for?
    – mdewey
    Commented Oct 9, 2021 at 14:44

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Recipe is the ingredients and instructions for cooking the food. I think meal would be a better fit for what you're looking for: it would encompass all the food the diner eats at a particular time/in one sitting.

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