Preparing and Eating Food
Here are important terms and expressions to use when talking about preparing and eating food:
- soup (noun): food served as a warm liquid in a bowl. In Los Angeles, you can go out for some hot Ramen. At home, you can make chicken noodle soup when you’re feeling sick.
- boil (verb): to heat water until it bubbles. We can boil pasta to make spaghetti and meatballs. We can also boil water to make tea.
- fridge (noun): a machine that keeps food cold. The long name is “refrigerator”. We often have a freezer as part of a fridge. This part is extra cold and we keep frozen food and ice cubes in there.
- fry (verb): to cook in hot oil. Fries, spring rolls, Popeye’s or KFC chicken…all fried!
- peel (verb): to take the outside part off. Some foods we peel (with a peeler) are potatoes, carrots, and mangoes.
- vegetarian (noun): a person who does not eat meat. Vegetarians do not eat beef, chicken, pork, and seafood.
- diet (noun): the different foods that you eat. It is important to have a balanced diet and eat from different food groups. Vegetables are important!