(Updated on 16/09/2016)



Vocabulary :

  • More Names of Plants, Food, and Drinks Formed by Folk Etymology
    "This post lists words derived from words in other languages as a result of folk etymology,
    a process by which speakers adopt the foreign terms after revising them by using existing elements from their native language."


  • Many Food Names in English Come From Africa - Text + Audio + Pictures + Quiz - 6 February 2018
    "Today, we will tell you about words English has taken from African languages. Many of these words entered English as a result of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade."


  • A Smorgasbord of Food Terms Meaning “Mixture”
    "A number of words referring to an assortment of food in one dish or display of dishes also allude to a mixture (often a confused one);
    here are those terms and their meanings and origins."




  • Britain vs. America: Vegetable Names - Anglophenia Ep 39
    "If you want to get your five-a-day in the U.K., you're going to want to know your scallions from your spring onions.
    Anglophenia's Kate Arnell teaches us seven vegetables with different names in America and Britain."




  • 45 Synonyms for “Food” + explanations (


    • Geophagy - Eating Dirt
      "A Traditional Practice Which Provides Nutrients to the Body.
      People around the world eat clay, dirt or other pieces of the lithosphere for a variety of reasons..."

      Clay Eating

      It "is the practice of eating earthy or soil-like substances such as clay, and chalk, in order to obtain essential nutrients such as sulfur and phosphorus from the soil. It is closely related to pica, a classified eating disorder in the DSM-IV characterized by abnormal cravings for nonfood items..."

  • food stamp = "A stamp or coupon, issued by the government to persons with low incomes, that can be redeemed for food at stores."
    SEE Food stamps
  • Top 10 New Foods at the 2010 State Fairs
    "From cotton candy to corn dogs to deep-fried Coke, the enterprising folks at America’s state and county fairs top themselves year after year...


  • Sandwiches in a TIN
    "U.S. inventors have dreamt up the ultimate in lunchtime convenience food for busy consumers - a sandwich in a can.
    The aptly named Candwich comes in three flavours - peanut butter and strawberry jam, peanut butter and grape jam and barbecue chicken
    - and is being sold in vending machines across Utah."

    Candwich is an example of a portmanteau word, where two (or more) words (or parts of words) are combined to create a new word.


  • Food around the world
    Click on TOPIC/THEME on the left
    / TOPIC, THEMED and CROSS-CURRICULAR RESOURCES / Various Topics & Themes  
    (Primary Resources)





  • Picture Dictionary: Food (

  • Interactive picture dictionary - Vegetables
    "Move your mouse around the screen to learn new vocabulary. Click on "test" when you are ready to check your knowledge."
    (Parapal Online)
  • Food words and phrases
    "Learn the language of the street - what people say and the topics they like to talk about."

  • Food (

  • At the restaurant - list of expressions
    1.The waiter
    2.The guest