Vocabulary for Talking About Food

Expressions for tastes, textures and flavours

I love Mexican and Indian food because it’s really spicy.

I don’t like food that is too hot and spicy.

I prefer sweet food to savoury. Dessert is my favourite part of the meal.

It’s not good to eat food that is too salty. It’s bad for your heart.

Fast-food tends to be very fatty and oily.

Traditional french cooking is very rich: it uses a lot of cream, sugar and butter.

In the autumn you can get a lot of fresh fruit.

I like crunchy salads and vegetables. In fact I am a vegetarian.

When the berries are ripe they are juicy and perfect for making pies and jams.

Our dinner at the restaurant was horrible. The pasta was mushy and the meat was tough.

If you leave the bread out it will go stale.

I am sorry, but I think putting pineapple on a pizza is disgusting.

I bought the meat a few days ago. Don’t eat it. I’m afraid it might be rancid.

That cakes looks scrumptious. Do you mind if I have a slice?

Everything was prepared to make it look appetising.

The cake came out soft and moist. Last time it was dry. I don't know what I did wrong.

The tea needs more sugar it tastes too bitter.

The yogurt doesn't smell very good. I think it has gone sour.

Every dish at the dinner was so flavourful, it's hard to choose a favourite.

The restaurant is famous for its fragrant curries infused with herbs and spices.

Could you tell me if this is mild or spicy?

Did you season this meat? It is tasteless.

The fish is fried until it's crispy and served with salty chips.

The smell coming from the kitchen is mouth watering.

The tangy lemon flavour was pleasant.

The cheese was bubbling hot and eaten with crusty bread.

A full-bodied wine complimented the rare steak.

The meat had a smokey flavour when it came off the grill.

The apple pie was both crumbly and buttery.

Dark silky chocolates were served after dessert.

The meat was succulent and cooked to perfection.

The meat was so tender, it fell off the bone.

The stew made for a filling meal.

I think the smell of fresh bread is really appetising.

A bowl of nourishing soup always makes me feel better when I am sick.


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