FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Whether a carnivore, herbivore or omnivore, food is simply needed to promote growth, provide energy and most importantly, maintain life. Consisting of nutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins or minerals, it's this combination of various plant, animal or fungal sources that make up our daily diet called food. Bon Appetite...Walter Pietrowicz
A food or drink to preclude a meal and help stimulate your appetite, in some cases, it can become the meal itself.
Served hot or cold, a beverage is any liquid item. It is estimated that over 2 billion cups of coffee are consumed each day.
From Egyptian flatbread (Aish merahrah) to Germany's crisp sweet bread (Zwieback), all breads are a baked and leavened food mixture whose basic constituent is flour or meal.
Usually served to conclude a meal and mostly consisting of sweet foods, desserts are for many, the main reason we eat our vegetables.
These gill-bearing aquatic animals lacking limbs or digits comprise over 34,000 known species are one of the world's greatest food sources.
A fleshy seed structure born from a flowering plant, fruits can be sweet or sour and as we all enjoy, edible in their raw state.
Eaten raw, but better cooked, meat is simple animal flesh. Consisting of water, fat and protein, meat has been consumed by humans since prehistoric times.
We usually think of salads as simply a bowl of leafy vegetables, but in reality, it is any dish consisting of pieces of food. Served usually cold, it can also be warm as in the case of German potato salad or chicken salad.
As a small portion of food or drink, usually eaten before the main daily meals, a snack can also be at times a fast light meal.
As a liquid food utilizing meat, fish or vegetable stock as a base, and in some cases containg pieces of solid food, it is understandable that there are an endless variety of soup possibilities.
As the fresh edible portion of a plant, vegetables can be either roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits or seeds.