Food and drink

Here are some English words which can be used to describe food and drink, as well as the names of different cooking methods and meals.

Words to describe food

These words can be used to describe the condition of food:

fresh
mouldy
off
rotten
stale (used for bread or pastry)

The following words can be used when describing fruit:

juicy
ripe
unripe

Meat can be described using the following words:

tender
tough
over-done or over-cooked
under-done

The following are some words which can be used to describe how food tastes:

bland
delicious
horrible
poor
salty
sickly
sweet
sour
tasty

You may find the following words useful for describing curry or spicy food:

spicy or hot
mild
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