eating and drinking

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1. The verb used to describe the making of tea or beer is to .
2. I suggest you give him more cereals. The (coarse matter) in the cereals will help him (break down) his food better.
3. A , in English, is a slice of meat or fish: a is a piece of meat with a bone.
4. Rice is said to be the of over a third of the world's population.
5. The word is used in a number of ways. It can mean an open shallow container used for holding or serving food; a particular article or preparation of food in a certain country or region (e.g. R”sti is a Swiss ) and the dirty plates, knives, cups etc. (the ). Furthermore, it is used to mean the rag or cloth for washing or drying the plates, knives etc. ( cloth) and, as a verb, to mean 'serve' (to up).
6. The thick mixture of lur and water used for making bread is called , the thinner mixture with, perhaps, additional ingredients is called .
7. Amongst the products you can buy at a baker's / confectioner's are (sweet rolls), (a pastry casings with no top, filled with fruit, jam, custard etc.) cakes with (sugar coating) on top, (a light, plain doughy cake made from flour and baked in the oven), (bread in a small rounded shape) and (a small cake of sweetened dough, ring-shaped or spherical, filled with jam or cream).
8. To something means to take small repeated bites of something, to something means to chew with a crunching sound (e.g. carrots, apples).
9. No, Madam. We only have furniture on this floor. The (plates, cups etc.) and (knives, forks etc) are on the second floor.
10. The fish was delicious. Could I have a ?
11. Any drink, other than water, is called a ; any material, substance etc that can be used as food is called a .
12. Eating food that is bad can lead to .
13. Visitors to Britain often complain that the British do not use enough (herbs and spices) in their cooking.
14. Most children, at some stage, suffer from a loss of (will to eat).
15. A is a list of the dishes you can order in a restaurant; a is a special dish or dishes prepared for the day, usually at lunchtime.
16. He got last night; I stayed ; he's got a this morning; I haven't.
17. Sorry, I can't stay long. I've bought a lot of (foodstuffs) and I don't want to leave them in the car in this heat.
18. The chairman was given a large (lavish, formal dinner, with speeches) on his retirement.
19. A full meal consists of several . The drink people have before the meal as an appetizer is called an . Thereafter they have a which is followed by other dishes and finally the dessert or .
20. Two types of meals that are usually eaten outside are and . A meal laid out on tables from which people serve themselves is called a .
21. The Dutch are fond of making (a dish prepared by cooking meat, vegetables etc. in one pot for some time).
22. Two words used to describe, especially, meat and fruit full of juices are and .
23. If you're trying out a new (instructions of how to prepare a dish), it is advisable to make sure that you have all the (what is required to make the dish) ready before you start cooking.
24. I can't understand why people go to that pub; it's an awful place. - Well, perhaps the women go there because of sweet-talking Sam, the (man who prepares drinks) and the men go there because of stunning Susan, the (woman who prepares drinks).
25. I believe that bird's nest soup is a in China.
26. How would you like your eggs, Clarence? Raw, boiled, fried, (the yolks and whites of the egg mixed in a pan) or (prepared in a small container in simmering water)?
27. Make sure that you fry the steak at a high temperature so that it remains (soft). If you fry it for too long at low heat it becomes (rubbery). After it's done, put it on a plate and add some parsley and tomato as (decoration).
28. A nutritionist can tell you how much (substances in grease, oil), (substances in sugars, starches) (substances in fish, meat) and (oranges, C) various foodstuffs contain.
29. The finely-chopped beef used, for instance, to make hamburger patties etc. is called ; potato, crushed into a paste, is called .
30. In Britain, it is common that people pay for the drinks of their party in turns. This is called 'paying a .
31. We've got so much fruit in our garden at the moment. I don't know what to do with it all. - Why don't you it? You know, make jam out of it, or fruit dessert.
32. Ladies and gentlemen! I'd like to a to our newly-married couple.
33. The type of sauce that is prepared from the juices which come from meat when it is cooking is called .