Topic Specific Vocabulary-Food
Food Vocabulary -Topic Specific Vocabulary-Food
- Nutrient-dense food – Food packed with or full of nutrients.
- Whole grains – foods made of them contain all the essential parts and naturally occurring nutrients of the entire grain seed in their original proportions. Basically products made with whole grains are as good as the original seeds.
- Fibre – Important component of a healthy diet. It’s found in cereals, fruits, and vegetables, and contributes to keeping our digestive system healthy.
- Eat the rainbow – Interesting expression often used by healthy food advocates. It is a simple way to remind us that we need to consume more varieties of vegetables of all colours.
- Obesity – Obesity represents a state of excess storage of body fat.
- Food adjectives
syrupy – having the appearance or quality of syrup; thick or sweet.
sugary – tasting or looking like sugar.
crispy – pleasantly thin, dry, and easily broken: having a pleasantly crisp outer layer.
bitter – having a strong and often unpleasant flavour that is the opposite of sweet.
juicy – containing a lot of juice.
sour – having an acid taste that is like the taste of a lemon.
zesty – having a strong, pleasant, and somewhat spicy flavour.
chewy – something requiring to use your teeth to cut food into small pieces before you swallow it.
spicy – flavoured with or containing strong spices and especially ones that cause a burning feeling in your mouth.
peppery – containing pepper or having the qualities of pepper.
ambrosial – something extremely pleasing to taste or smell.
crunchy – having a hard texture and making a loud sound when chewed or crushed: not soft or mushy;
delicious – very pleasant to taste.
savoury – having a pleasant taste or smell.
unflavoured – without flavour additives.
- Negative aspects
allergy – a medical condition that causes someone to become sick after eating, touching, or breathing something that is harmless to most people.
intolerance – exceptional sensitivity (as to a drug); specifically: inability to properly metabolize or absorb a substance;
bulimia – a serious physical and emotional illness in which people and especially young women eat large amounts of food and then cause themselves to vomit in order to not gain weight.
anorexia – a serious physical and emotional illness in which an abnormal fear of being fat leads to very poor eating habits and dangerous weight loss.
lactose intolerance – the state when the body cannot easily digest lactose, a type of natural sugar found in milk and dairy products.
obesity – a condition characterized by the excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body.
addiction – a strong and harmful need to regularly have something (such as a food) or do something (such as gamble).
famine – a situation in which many people do not have enough food to eat.
- Cooking Styles
to grill – to cook (food) on a metal frame over fire.
to steam – to cook with steam.
to stirfry – to fry (something) quickly over high heat while stirring it constantly.
to deep fry – to cook (food) in a deep layer of oil or fat.
to boil – to cook (something) in water that is boiling.
to broil – to cook by direct exposure to radiant heat.
to mince – to cut food into very small pieces.
to roast – to cook food with dry heat in an oven or over a fire.
- Eating Verbs
to bite – to seize with teeth or jaws so as to eat something.
to chew – to use your teeth to cut food into small pieces before you swallow it.
to taste – to have a particular taste, to sense the flavor of something you eat or drink.
to savour – to enjoy the taste or smell of something.
to swallow – to take (something) into your stomach through your mouth and throat.
to digest – to change (food that you have eaten) by a biological process into simpler forms that can be used by the body;
to indulge – to allow (yourself) to have or do something as a special pleasure.
to devour – to eat up greedily or ravenously.
To be dying of hunger – exaggeration of saying that you are hungry.
To have a sweet tooth – to love sugary foods.
To take the biscuit – refers to something very annoying or irritating.
To know on which side your bread is buttered – to know where your interests lie.
To take the bread out of smb’s mouth – take away smb’s means to earn a living.
To butter someone up – to flatter, be very nice to someone, usually for selfish reasons.
Piece of cake – something very easy.
Like chalk and cheese – completely different.
Cry over spilled milk – get upset over something that cannot be changed.
That’s the way the cookie crumbles – that’s the way it is and nothing can be done about it
Tough cookie – a self-confident ambitious person who will do what is necessary to get what they want.
Can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs – it is impossible to make important change without causing some unpleasant effects.
To eat humble pie – to be forced to admit that you did something wrong and apologize.
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