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Food- PM Intermediate/ Advanced

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calorie
a unit for measuring the amount of energy that food will produce
concoction
something, especially a drink or food, made by mixing different things, especially things that are not usually combined
hearty
happy and friendly and usually loud: strong and healthy: a hearty meal is very large
nourish
to give a person or other living thing the food and other substances they need in order to live, grow, and stay healthy: formal for keeping a feeling, idea, or belief strong or helping it to grow stronger
nutrition
the process of giving or getting the right type of food for good health and growth ≠ malnutrition
appetizing
food that smells or looks very good, making you want to eat it ≠ unappetizing
bland
without any excitement, strong opinions, or special character; dull: food that is bland has very little taste: tasteless
gourmet
producing or relating to very good food and drink
perishable
something that is subject to decay, ruin, or destruction, especially food, if it is not kept in the proper conditions: liable to rot or wither ≠ non-perishable
savor
to fully enjoy the taste or smell of something: to fully enjoy a time or experience
bitter
being or inducing the one of the four basic taste sensations that is peculiarly acrid or disagreeable;
distasteful or distressing to the mind; marked by intensity or severity; caused by or expressive of severe pain, grief, or regret
blanch
to take the color out of something; to bleach by excluding light; to make ashen or pale; to put vegetables, fruit, or nuts into boiling water for a short time
blend
to combine or associate so that the separate constituents or the line of demarcation cannot be distinguished; to prepare by thoroughly intermingling different varieties or grades; to mix
boiling
heated to the boiling point; intensely agitated; to an extreme degree; very hot
lukewarm
moderately warm; lacking conviction
à la carte
listing or serving food that can be ordered as separate items, rather than part of a set meal; if food in a restaurant is à la carte, each dish has a separate price
etiquette
the formal rules for polite behavior in society or in a particular group; the formal rules for behavior; manners
homogeneous
consisting of people or things that are all of the same type
spoil
you have a bad effect on something so that it is no longer attractive, enjoyable, useful etc.;
to start to decay; to give a child everything they want, or let them do whatever they want, often with the result that they behave badly
picky
someone who is picky only likes particular things and not others, and so is not easy to please; finicky; fussy