Questions tagged [food]

Questions related to the naming of food, dishes, drinks and other things that humans or animals consume for sustenance. This also includes how food is purchased, prepared, served and eaten.

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Besides "Chicken TV" does this type of food have any other names?

A English tutorial calls this type of food "Chicken TV". However, googling with "Chicken TV" doesn't give any results related. Besides "Chicken TV" does this type of ...
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What is this cracker called?

There is a kind of crackers that are similar to sliced bread. What are they called? They are sold by different brands and in a variety of flavours.
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"beef noodles" and "chicken fried rice"

I've noticed that some native speakers of English find "beef noodles" okay, but others think it's Chinglish. For those who think it is odd, does "chicken fried rice" sound odd too? ...
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What is this food called in English?

I think technically it's a fruit although they strongly resemble a vegetable: What do you call these? Personally, I know them as ‘paprika’. Others say these are ‘bell peppers’, and only when ground ...
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how to say that the food is done but not fired

my context is: i am cooking eggs and they are about to be done. by done i mean they are eatable and not fired. by fired i mean they are not eatable. i know it is hard to understand because i am ...
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"got any eggs" vs. "got any egg"

Have we got any eggs? vs Have we got any egg? What is the difference between these two sentences in terms of meaning?
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Is this food a bread or a loaf?

What do we call the food seen in the picture? Is it bread, loaf, or dough?
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Is salad dressing fast food?

So I'm doing a challenge where my friend says I cant eat the salad dressing ,as it like a junk food and junk food = fast food but since there's a difference between them. I wanted to know if salad ...
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How to ask about how to eat certain kinds of fruits?

There are a lot of fruits in tropical regions that we should know the right way to eat them. I want to ask locals about how should I eat for example Durian. Which question is the best? "How Durian ...
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phrase request - authentic-looking dishes?

Suppose someone were talking about fake food, i.e. plastic food models on display at some restaurants. Could we refer to fake food as "authentic-looking dishes"? How about "authentic-looking items"?
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The meal / food is ready or is prepared?

Which choice sounds more natural when talking about meal or foods that are already on the table waiting for their diners. Should it be The meal / food is ready. or The meal / food is ...
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What is the difference between raw food and ingredients?

What is the difference between Raw foods and Ingredients? For examples, meats, vegetables, salt or sugar, sauce and so on. How can I sort those things? Before I cook, I should wash up X first. I ...
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How to express "please serve foods/meals"?

One person tell me "please serve dinner/breakfast" is correct, but you can't write "please serve foods/meals". But when I want to write for the word food/meal, what will I write? ...
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Pig meat or Pork

I work in a, seemingly, international organization where English is the preferred language - however most employees do not have English as their native tongue. We have a lot of customers within the ...
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Difference between “food” and rice

According to my friend, there is a difference between “food” and “rice”. Well, for her every other thing we eat with rice is “food”, and rice is just rice for her. For example, If we eat chicken and ...
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Adjective for having enough and satisfactory food

I have eaten enough food. The food was delicious and may be I have eaten a lot more than required. I enjoyed it. Now I am very happy about it. How to describe this? Should we say "I have had enough ...
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Movable stall along roads

What do we call the movable food stalls set up on roadsides more common in India? I usually refer to them as a cart or a food-stall.
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The meat mince is rough

The meat mince is rough. (When the grinder used is larger size or didn't grinde twice time.) What word do we use if the meat is a bit big and not grinde well.
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How do we understand "with" in this phrase "rice with chicken and broccoli"?

In dictionary, with /wɪð, wɪθ/ ●●● S1 W1 preposition 2 having, possessing, or carrying something a tall gentleman with a beard a book with a green cover a man with a gun ...
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have lunch, eat lunch

Most often you would interchangeably use either of the following, meaning you had an occasion of consuming the meal at that time. I had lunch at two thirty. I ate lunch at two thirty. Now, if you ...
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Bread like a brick name

What do you call bread that looks like a brick? A loaf of bread? A brick of bread? Or some other way?
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Definition for "seeded bread"

I'd like to add an English definition for "seeded bread" on one of my Anki flashcards. I've looked on the sites of the major monolingual dictionaries, but couldn't find anything. I'm not quite sure if ...
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Things you have (eat or drink) while drinking alcohol

Is there a word to describe things you eat or drink while consuming alcohol? We usually eat something like chips, cucumbers, olives etc while drinking especially with strong types of drinks like vodka ...
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How do we call this kind of bread

I've checked different bread names: breadsticks, flatbread, oats, pita.. but none of them seems to fit. These are usually very healthy - fat-free / lowfat, related to different diet recommendations.
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The act of making rolls of dough

Bakers (usually) take small pieces of dough off much bigger dough that they already prepared before starting shaping it in a way they want like spreading or scoring it. I found a picture that might ...
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What is the difference between "a portion of food" and "a helping of food"?

What is the difference between "a portion of food" and "a helping of food" ?
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What's the correct term to describe baby food?

I thought it could be described as grind food. But a native speaker told me it's ground food. However, what Google shows me is quite different. What's the correct term?
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Word that includes "food, alcoholic drinks, and non-alcoholic drinks"?

I searched Thesaurus but found nothing. Example sentence: The __ were top quality, just like the restaurant review assured.
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What's the difference between convenience food, ready-made food and ready food?

I'd like to know the difference between convenience food, ready-made food and ready food. I'm not sure, but I thought they are all interchangeable. I can warm them up in the microwave and eat ...
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What is the difference between "to cook something" and "to make something"?

When do you use "cook" and when do you use "make" while you are talking about preparing food? In other words: Which (type of) food are cooked which (type of) food are made? According to dictionary : ...
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Nourishment vs food

Learning new words, there is the definition of verb: to fertilize To supply nourishment to plants. I thought nourishment was some kind of fertilizer, then looking at the dictionary and also the ...
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To make chicken as food countable

They say chicken as food is non-count in English. In my native language, we simply count chicken as food. We go to a grocery store and ask for ONE, TWO, THREE frozen chickenS. How do you count ...
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Articles with food

On Sundays he makes pizza. Sometime he fries chicken or fixes Chinese food. My mother watches and helps. She cuts the vegetables and tosses the salad. Please explain why there is no article before ...
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The US/UK word for Turkish sandwich filled with meat, salad and sauce

One of the users on the page created by me asked this. Since the page is for non-native speakers, I don't think she'll get the answer. So, I'm asking it here. In her words... What is your word for ...
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A burrito is a Mexican food or dish?

Can I say a burrito is a Mexican food ? Or should I use dish instead ? Can you say a Mexican food
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How to ask if someone has finished eating (their food/meal)

How can I correctly say that I have eaten all my food (the food is gone)? How can I correctly ask someone if he has eaten all his food? Imagine the situation when your child is eating: Does the ...
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A way of saying debased food?

I'm trying to accentuate the essence of "food," and try to make it clear that nowadays people don't truly eat food, they just eat [insert debased synonym here], similar to when people say, "this isn't ...
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English equivalent of "garam" (warming) food?

I want to know how we say in English when we want to say that almonds or other dry fruits are "hot" for our body. I am an Indian, and in India, we use the word garam which literally means hot in ...
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Did you take your food / did you eat your food

Did you take your food? Did you eat your food? Which is more correct?
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Single clear word for 'hot food'

The question In my native language we have two ways of saying the food is hot. One meaning spicy and one meaning too/very warm. I am now looking for a way to use this sentence: The food is ...{...
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Difference between "fast food" and "junk food"

What is the difference between "fast food" and "junk food"? Are they the same or not? "Are they used in the same way?"
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How to refuse an offer of partially eaten food?

If someone has already started eating his food and offers me some, I don't eat the food he has already started eating. How do I frame a sentence for that? Thanks for the offer, but, I don't eat ...
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What to call light food served at cocktail parties, that can be eaten on the thumb?

At receptions, small pieces of food are often served, that can be eaten "on the thumb" even when holding a cup of champagne in the other hand. What to call this kind of food in English? I was ...
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Should we say "fruits and vegetables" or "fruit and vegetables"?

Which one of the following is correct? fruits and vegetables fruit and vegetables Could you please explain it to me?
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Is there an adjective for food being difficult to chew?

I would like to say something like this: The beef is so difficult-to-chew-y that I can barely chew it. But I can't find a proper word.
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Outdated food vs. expired food

My understanding is there is a 'recommended sell by' date beyond which the food is considered 'not so fresh' and an 'expiration date' beyond which the food is potentially spoiled and should not be ...
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How do you say "Asian fast food restaurant using Chinese frying pan" in English?

How do you say "Asian fast food restaurant using Chinese frying pan" in English? It is a kind of restaurant where you can eat cheap food from frying pan, prepared in front of you. The Polish word ...
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To eat at/in a restaurant

How do you say in English, "to eat at a restaurant" or "to eat in a restaurant"?
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What do I call this food?

Should I call what is depicted in the image "stir fried mixed vegetables", "stir fried vegetables" or "fried vegetables combination"? For stir fry, I'm not sure how to ...
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