H1 The first meal in the morning is ________. [Asked in early Questionnaires only]

H2 The meal that people eat around the middle of the day:

H3 The meal that people eat at the end of the day: (The same every day?)

H4 Are the names of meals the same on Sundays as on weekdays? [Asked in early Questionnaires only]

H5 What do you call a small amount of food eaten between regular meals?

H6 Words for food in general: “He certainly enjoys his ________.”

H7 When a housewife is about to prepare a meal—for example, supper—she might say, “I have to go and ________ supper.”

H8 When you are having company for a meal and you want them to take their places at the table, you say ________. [Asked in early Questionnaires only]

H9 If somebody always eats a considerable amount of food, you say he’s a ________.

H10 If somebody never eats very much food, you say he’s a ________. [Asked in early Questionnaires only]

H11a If somebody eats rapidly and noisily, you say he ________.

H11b If he makes a noise with his food, he ________.

H12 If somebody eating a meal takes little bits of food and leaves most of it on his plate, you say he ________.

H13 Bread that is not made at home:

H14 Bread that’s made with cornmeal: (Explain differences.)

H15 Bread made with wheat flour:

H16 What do people use to raise the bread before it’s baked?

H17 What different kinds (of yeast) are used around here? (Describe differences.)

H18 Are there any special kinds of bread made now or in past years around here? (Open question)

H19 What do you mean by a biscuit? How are they made? (Description; different kinds; different terms)

H20a Do you use the word ‘pancakes’ around here?

H20b What other names do you have for pancakes?

H21 What do you call the sweet stuff that’s poured over these cakes?

H22 What do you call flat pieces of food dipped in batter and fried in deep fat? [Asked in early Questionnaires only]

H23 What do you call hot cooked breakfast cereal?

H24 What names or nicknames do people have around here for boiled cornmeal?

H25 What names or nicknames do people have around here for fried cornmeal?

H26 A round cake of dough, cooked in deep fat, with a hole in the center:

H27 Do you have any joking names for doughnuts (or other word)?

H28 Different shapes or types of doughnuts (or other word)?

H29 A round cake, cooked in deep fat, with jelly inside:

H30 An oblong cake, cooked in deep fat:

H31 Other foods made with dough and cooked in deep fat: [Asked in early Questionnaires only]

H32 Names used around here for fancy rolls and pastries: (According to shapes, etc.): (Open question)

H33 Joking names for eggs: [Asked in early Questionnaires only]

H34 What are the parts of an egg?

H35 When eggs are taken out of the shells and cooked in boiling water, you call them ________ eggs.

H36 Kinds of soup favored around here—any specialties? (Open question)

H37 What words do you have for gravy? Any joking ones?

H38 Other words for bacon (including joking ones):

H39 Kinds of sausage that people around here especially favor: [Asked in early Questionnaires only]

H40 A small sausage that is put into a long roll or bun to make a sandwich:

H41 Other kinds of roll or bun sandwiches favored around here—in a round bun or roll:

H42 The kind in a much larger, longer bun, that’s a meal in itself: [Early QRs: The kind in a long bun:]

H43 Foods made from parts of the head and inner organs of an animal: Different kinds: (With and without cornmeal)

H44 Beef that has been dried to preserve it:

H45 Dishes made with meat, fish, or poultry that everybody around here would know, but that people in other places might not:

H46 When meat begins to go bad, so that you can’t eat it, you say it’s ________.

H47 Kinds of fried potatoes favored around here: (Describe kinds.)

H48 Baked dishes made of potatoes cut up with meat or cheese:

H49 Dishes made by boiling potatoes with other foods:

H50 Dishes made with beans, peas, or corn that everybody around here knows, but people in other places might not:

H51 Dishes made with cooked cabbage: [Asked in early Questionnaires only]

H52 Dishes made with fresh cabbage:

H53 Dishes made with tomatoes: [Asked in early Questionnaires only]

H54 Dishes made with greens: (What kinds of ‘greens’ are eaten?) [Asked in early Questionnaires only]

H55 Different kinds of stew: [Asked in early Questionnaires only]

H56 Names for different kinds of pickles favored around here:

H57 Tasty or spicy side-dishes served with meats:

H58 Milk that’s just beginning to become sour is ________.

H59 Milk that becomes thick as it turns sour:

H60 The lumpy white cheese that is made from sour milk:

H61 Other kinds of homemade cheese besides cottage cheese (or other word): [Asked in early Questionnaires only]

H62 What would ‘peach sauce’ mean around here? (Describe.) [Asked in early Questionnaires only]

H63 Kinds of desserts especially favored by people around here: (Describe; if any unusual, get recipe.) (Open question)

H64 The sweet covering spread on top of a cake:

H65 Foreign foods favored by people around here: (Open question)

H66a The sweet liquid that you pour over a pudding:

H66b The sweet liquid that you pour over ice cream:

H67 Food that was not finished at one meal but saved for another:

H68 When food remains over from one meal and you heat it again for another meal, you call it ________. For example, “She got out Sunday’s roast and ________ (it).”

H69 When food is hard on your stomach, you say that it ________.

H70 When people bring baked dishes, salads, and so forth to a meeting-place and share them together, that’s a ________ meal.

H71 Words for the last piece of food left on a plate:

H72 Words for preparing tea: “Pour on the water and let it ________.” [Not asked in early Questionnaires]

H72a Names for tea according to how it’s made—very strong tea: [Asked in early Questionnaires only]

H72b Names for tea according to how it’s made—very weak tea: [Asked in early Questionnaires only]

H73 Words for preparing coffee: the housewife says, “I think I’ll go and ________ some coffee.”

H74a Different words for coffee according to how it’s made—very strong:

H74b Different words for coffee according to how it’s made—very weak:

H75 When a housewife is going to preserve fruit in jars, she says she’s going to ________ some fruit.

H76a When clear, sweetened fruit juice is cooked and it begins to thicken, you say it’s starting to ________. [Asked in early Questionnaires only]

H76b Then when it becomes hard, you call it ________. [Asked in early Questionnaires only]

H77 When you are making jam, what do you call the stuff that has to be skimmed off the top? [Asked in early Questionnaires only]

H78 Ordinary soft drinks, usually carbonated—what are they called?

H79 What do you call the exact directions for cooking a certain dish, making a cake, and so on?

H80 Kinds of candy often made at home around here: (Open question)

H81 Candy on a stick for children to lick:

H82a Cheap candies sold especially for schoolchildren around here: (Open question)

H82b Kinds of cheap candy that used to be sold years ago: (Open question)

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