Food and eating vocabulary
Here is a list of words and phrases you will need to talk about food and eating. Explanations are given against each word.
A course is one part of a meal. An elaborate meal may consist of six or eight courses.
A dish is a food item prepared in a particular way.
When you cook meat, juices come from it. Gravy is a type of sauce made from the juices of cooked meat mixed with flour.
Jelly is a sweet food made from fruit juice and sugar. It is soft to touch.
A stew is a type of dish made by cooking meat and vegetables in a liquid.
Something sweet. A dessert is usually the last item in a meal.
A person who serves food at a restaurant. A waitress is a woman who serves food.
A starter is a small amount of food. It is usually the first item in a meal.
A salad is a mixture of raw vegetables.
A main course
A main course is the biggest part of a meal.
Pasta is a type of Italian food made from flour and water. There are different types of pasta. Examples are: spaghetti and lasagne.
A soup is a liquid food made by boiling fish, meat or vegetables in water.
A fork is a metal or plastic object used for eating. A fork may have three or four sharp points on the end.
A solid food made from milk. It is usually yellow or white in color.
Spices are strong flavored substances made from plants. They are added to food to give it a special odor and taste. Examples are: coriander and cumin seeds