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angel food cake a light white sponge cake made of beaten egg whites, cream of tartar, flour, and sugar.
convenience food partially or fully processed food, such as a frozen meal, that can be quickly prepared.
devil's food cake a rich, moist chocolate cake, often covered with rich icing.
fast food food from a restaurant that is made and eaten right away. Fast food is usually not expensive.
fast-food offering foods for sale that are quickly available for eating or taking out.
Food and Drug Administration a federal government agency that regulates the food, drug, medical device, and cosmetics industries to ensure public safety. (abbr.:FDA)
food bank a place where food is collected and distributed to those who are in need. [2 definitions]
food chain a succession of living organisms in which each serves as food for the next.
food cycle the interconnected food chains in a community.
food for thought something to be contemplated or pondered.
food group any group of foods organized by nutritional properties, esp. one incorporated into the food pyramid, such as grains, vegetables, fruits, fats, dairy, or protein.
food poisoning a severe digestive disorder caused by eating poisonous or contaminated food, and accompanied by vomiting, diarrhea, and prostration.
food processor an electric kitchen appliance having a container with various blade attachments used to grind, grate, chop, slice, or otherwise prepare food.
food pyramid a pictorial guide developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to advocate healthy eating habits. It shows which types of foods should be eaten in lesser or greater amounts for good health.
food service industry generated by those people, places, institutions, and companies that are responsible for meals eaten away from home.
food stamp a U.S. Government coupon, issued to needy people free or at less than face value, that can be used to buy food.
food stamps a government program that pays for food. People who do not have enough money to buy food can apply for food stamps.
food web the network of interacting food chains within an ecological community.
health food food believed to be esp. good for one's health, such as food that is organically grown and contains no chemical additives.
junk food prepackaged snack food that is low in nutritional value but usu. high in calories.