Key vocabulary

  • A fussy eater (n.) -to eat familiar foods or to try new foods unwillingly, as well as strong food preferences
  • Home-cooked food (n.) -food which are made and eaten at home
  • Processed food (n.) -is the transformation of agricultural products into food, or of one form of food into other forms.
  • A slap up meal (n.) -is a large enjoyable meal.
  • A take away (n.) -a cooked meal prepared in a restaurant and eaten at home
  • A ready meal (n.) -processed food
  • A quick snack (n.)   -a small amount of food between meals
  • Follow a recipe (v.) -to cook a meal using instructions
  • A scrumptious meal (n.) -a extremely delicious meal
  • Rabbit food (n.) -salad or raw vegetables, characterized as insubstantial or tasteless.
  • Nutritious products (n.) – products rich in calories.
  • Starving hungry (n.) -to be extremely hungry.
  • Catch a snack (v.) -to eat a little portion of food very quickly.



  • To bolt something down = to eat something quickly.
  • To eat like a horse = to eat a great deal.
  • To have a sweet tooth = to have a propensity and preference for eating sugary foods.
  • To make your month water = to make you feel very hungry for something.
  • To tuck into = to eat something with pleasure.
  • To wine and dine = to entertain someone by treating them to food and drink.
  • To work up an appetite = to do physical work that leads to you becoming hungry.
  • To foot the bill = pay the bill for something, typically when the amount is considered large.
  • To have a balance diet = to get the proper nutrition from your diet
  • To grab a bite to eat = to eat something quickly (when you are in a rush)