Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for an organism. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals. The substance is ingested by an organism and assimilated by the organism’s cells to provide energy, maintain life, or stimulate growth.
A drink or beverage is a liquid intended for human consumption. In addition to their basic function of satisfying thirst, drinks play important roles in human culture.
Food and Drinks Vocabulary
Food is an essential part of our lives and an important part of our language. English has a rich vocabulary when it comes to describing food, cooking, and eating. Whether you are a native speaker or a language learner, expanding your food vocabulary in English can be both fun and practical. Knowing the correct names for different types of food, cooking methods, and utensils can improve your communication skills in the kitchen and beyond.
This article will explore the food vocabulary in English, including names for common ingredients, dishes, and cooking techniques. We will also provide examples and tips for using vocabulary effectively in everyday conversation. Whether you are a culinary enthusiast, a foodie, or just someone who enjoys eating and talking about food, this article will be a valuable resource for expanding your food vocabulary in English.
In this lesson, you will learn English vocabulary for…
I. Types of Food
1. Meat, Poultry & Seafood
2. Fast Food
II. Types of Meals
Types of Food
There are many types of food such as Meat, Poultry & Seafoods, Fast Food, Fruits, Vegetables, …
Meat, Poultry & Seafood
Meat is animal flesh that is eaten as food. Humans have hunted and killed animals for meat. The advent of civilization allowed the domestication of animals. They are:
Poultry are domesticated birds kept by humans for their eggs, their meat or their feathers.
Seafood is any form of sea life regarded as food by humans. Seafood includes:
Fast food is a mass-produced food that is prepared and served very quickly. The food is typically less nutritionally valuable compared to other foods and dishes.
Fast food includes:
- Fish and chips
- Fried chicken
- French fries
- Onion ring
- Chicken nugget
- Hot dog
- Ice cream
Fruits are the means by which angiosperms disseminate seeds. Humans and many animals have become dependent on fruits as a source of food.
In common language usage, “fruit” normally means the fleshy seed-associated structures of a plant that are sweet or sour, and edible in the raw state, such as apples, bananas, grapes, lemons, oranges, and strawberries.
In everyday usage, a vegetable is any part of a plant that is consumed by humans as food as part of a meal. It normally excludes other food derived from plants such as fruits, nuts, and cereal grains.
Types of Meals
There are three main meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast is the first meal of a day, most often eaten in the early morning before undertaking the day’s work.
Breakfast menus to exist in most places, but the composition of this varies widely from place to place, and has varied over time, so that globally a very wide range of preparations and ingredients are now associated with breakfast.
Lunch is a meal typically eaten at midday. Lunch is commonly the second meal of the day, after breakfast. The meal varies in size depending on the culture, and significant variations exist in different areas of the world.
Dinner usually refers to the most significant and important meal of the day, which can be the noon or the evening meal. However, the term “dinner” can have many different meanings depending on the culture; it may mean a meal of any size eaten at any time of the day.
Common types of drinks include:
- Soft drinks
- Alcoholic drinks