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Food Glorious Food

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Food Glorious Food


Types of sweet food:
Biscuits/cookies, hot puddings, cakes, mousses, cup cakes, scones, Danish pastries, Fruit pies, and crumbles, gateau, flans, whipped cream, cream, custard, ice cream, sorbets, chocolates, candies, sweets, jelly

In a restaurant: “What would you like for dessert/pudding/sweet?”
“What do you fancy?”


Types of savory food:
Stews, Soups, Pies, Pasties, Rice dishes, Pasta dishes, Noodles, Cooked meats, Stir-frys, savory snacks: crisps, salted nuts, stuffed olives, pickles

In a restaurant: “What would you like for starters / main?

Other vocab:
Comfort food, special treats vs everyday food, organic food, processed / ultra-processed food, fresh fruit and vegetables


To have your cake and eat it
It’s a piece of cake/pie
To have a sweet tooth
To be the icing on the cake
To bite off more than you can chew
Too many cooks spoil the broth
Your eyes were too big for your belly
Feeling full as a gun / stuffed
To be off your food

To have your cake and eat it: Mary wanted to have her cake and eat it, so she accepted two job offers, thinking she could manage both, but soon realized it was impossible.

It’s a piece of cake/pie: Learning to ride a bike was a piece of cake for Tim; he mastered it in just one afternoon.

To have a sweet tooth: Emily has a sweet tooth; she can never resist a slice of chocolate cake or a bowl of ice cream.

To be the icing on the cake: Winning the championship was great, but getting a scholarship to her dream college was the icing on the cake for Sarah.

To bite off more than you can chew: Starting three new projects at once, Mark quickly discovered he had bitten off more than he could chew, and the quality of his work suffered.

Too many cooks spoil the broth: The group project became a disaster because everyone wanted to take charge – too many cooks spoil the broth, indeed.

Your eyes were too big for your belly: At the buffet, Tom’s eyes were too big for his belly; he loaded his plate with so much food that he couldn't finish half of it.

Feeling full as a gun / stuffed: After the Thanksgiving feast, we were all feeling full as guns, unable to move from the couch.

To be off your food: Being off her food, Jane skipped dinner as she wasn't feeling well.

Further Discussion:

If you were stuck on a dessert island, what would you take with you to eat?
Home-made food versus prepared/bought food - Is there a difference in taste / satisfaction?
Whose home-made dishes do you love? Why?
Do you make anything that people love you for?
Is food a way to your heart?


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