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

H3 The meal that people eat at the end of the day:

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

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

H7a Someone who is about to prepare a meal—for example, supper—might say, “I have to go and ________ supper.”

H7b When you cook food outdoors, you might say, “I’m going to put it on the ________.”

H7c When you cook and eat a meal outdoors, you call the activity a(n) ___________.

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

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

H11b If she makes a noise with her food, she ________.

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

H14 Bread that’s made with cornmeal:

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?

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

H18b Words for the end piece of a loaf of bread:

H19 What kinds of biscuits do you have 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?

H21b If you have waffles with especially deep indentations, you call them:

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 Joking names for doughnuts:

H28 Different shapes or types of doughnuts:

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

H30 An oblong cake, cooked in deep fat:

H32 Names used around here for fancy rolls and pastries:

H32b What do you call the richest type of cream?

H32c The soft, non-granular sugar used in baking and for dusting the tops of baked goods is _________.

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?

H36b What do you call the square crackers you might eat with soup?

H37 What words do you have for gravy?

H38 Other words for bacon (including joking ones):

H40 A 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:

H42b If a sandwich called a “barbecue” is popular in your area, what kind of meat does it contain? Feel free to use the comment box to describe it.

H43 Foods made from parts of the head and inner organs of an animal:

H44 Beef that has been dried to preserve it:

H44b Raw ground beef, when it is served as a meal:

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

H45b The combination of bread cubes, onions, celery, and seasonings you put inside a turkey before roasting it:

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:

H47b If you’ve been eating French fries or other fried food, you might say, “I need another napkin. My fingers are all ________.”

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:

H52 Dishes made with fresh cabbage:

H56 Names for different kinds of pickles favored around here:

H57 Tasty or spicy condiments served with meats:

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

H59a Milk that becomes thick as it turns sour:

H59b What do you call unsweetened milk bought in a can?

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

H60b When fresh cheese is sold in small, approximately one-inch lumps, you call it __________.

H63 Kinds of desserts especially favored by people around here:

H64 The sweet covering spread on top of a cake:

H65a Foreign foods favored by people around here: Polish?

H65b Foreign foods favored by people around here: German?

H65c Foreign foods favored by people around here: Norwegian?

H65d Foreign foods favored by people around here: Italian?

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 might say, “He got out Sunday’s roast and ________ (it).”

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

H70a When people bring baked dishes, salads, and so forth to a meeting place and share them together, that’s a(n) ________ (meal).

H70b To order a burger without onions, you might say: “________ the onions.”

H70c When you order a pizza with all the toppings, you might say, “I’d like (it) __________, please.”

H70d How do you order a burger or sandwich if you want all the toppings on it? “I’d like (it) __________, please.”

H70e If you don’t feel like cooking, but want to eat at home, you might say, “Let’s get __________ tonight. “

H70f A fast-food promotional deal made up of a drink, sandwich, and fries (or similar grouping of foods) is called a(n) __________.

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

H72 Words for preparing tea: “Pour on the water and let it ________.”

H73 Words for preparing coffee: “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:

H74c Other than lattes and cappuccinos, what different kinds of coffee drinks do you have around here? For example: “I’d like a(n) _________, please.”

H74d If you order your coffee “regular,” it comes (with) ________.

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

H78 Ordinary carbonated soft drinks—what are they called?

H78b What do you call the drink that is root beer with ice cream in it?

H78c What do you call drinking water that you get at the sink as opposed to bottled water?

H78d A cold drink made by blending milk, ice cream, and sometimes a flavoring together:

H78e A cold drink made by blending just milk and a sweet flavored syrup together:

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:

H81 Candy on a stick for children to lick:

H82a Cheap candies sold especially for schoolchildren around here:

H82b Kinds of cheap candy that used to be sold years ago:

H82c What kinds of frozen treats do people eat around here?

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