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Essay Writing About Food

Food is what people and animals eat. Food usually comes from animals or plants. It is eaten by living things to provide energy and nutrition.[1] Food contains the nutrition that people and animals need to be healthy. The consumption of food is enjoyable to humans. It contains protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. Liquids used for energy and nutrition are often called "drinks". If someone cannot afford food they go hungry.

Food for humans is mostly made through farming or gardening. It includes animal and vegetable sources. Some people refuse to eat food from animal origin, like meat, eggs, and products with milk in them. Not eating meat is called vegetarianism. Not eating or using any animal products is called veganism.

Food produced by farmers or gardeners can be changed by industrial processes (the food industry). Processed food usually contains several natural ingredients and food additives (such as preservatives, antioxidants, emulsifiers, flavour enhancers, etc.).

At home, food is prepared in the kitchen, by the cook. The cook sometimes uses a cookbook. Examples of cooking utensils are pressure cookers, pots, and frying pans.

Food can also be prepared and served in restaurants or refectory (in particular for kids in school).

The utensils used may be a plate, knife, fork, chopsticks, spoon, bowl, or spork.

Many people do not grow their own food. They have to buy food that was grown by someone else. People buy most of their food in shops or markets. But some people still grow most or all of their own food.

People may buy food and take it home to cook it. They may buy food that is ready to eat from a street vendor or a restaurant.

Food-related issues[change | change source]

Food shortage is still a big problem in the world today. Many people do not have enough money to buy the food that they need. Bad weather or other problems sometimes destroy the growing food in one part of the world. When people do not have enough food, we say that they are hungry. If they do not eat enough food for a long time, they will become sick and die from starvation. In areas where many people do not have enough food, we say that there is famine there.

Food and water can make people sick if it is contaminated by microorganisms, bad metals, or chemicals.

If people do not eat the right foods, they can become sick.

If people eat too much food, they can become overweight or obese. This is also bad for people's health.

Food in religions[change | change source]

Many cultures or religions have food taboos. That means they have rules what people should not eat, or how the food has to be prepared. Examples of religious food rules are the Kashrut of Judaism and the Halal of Islam, that say that pig meat cannot be eaten. In Hinduism, beef is not allowed to be eaten. Some Christians are vegetarian (someone who does not eat meat) because of their religious beliefs. For example, Seventh-day Adventist Church recommends vegetarianism.

References[change | change source]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Food.
Different plants that are eaten.
Different kinds of foods.

Essay on Food

For some people food is just a necessity to satisfy basic needs, for the others food is more than just a basic necessity, but a pleasure that plays a significant role in their understanding of happiness. There are so many different cuisines and food preferences built by cultural and ethnical backgrounds, geographical locations and social classes. Food can tell us a lot about the history and traditions of various nations and regions. Meat eating habits, herbs and crops – everything makes its contribution to the traditional cuisine and culture. India is a land of spices, Africa is a continent of sauces, Europe discloses esthetical beauty of food and opens up new opportunities and inventions for those who value and enjoy eating.

Eating habits change over time and follow climate, cultural and other transformations that determined the evolution of the communities and other social cells. Changes in the way people serve the table, evolution of European and Asian business etiquette, food preferences according to the surveys in different countries and other elements that allow measuring and analysing the evolution of food help us understand the history.

Some of the recipes we keep through generations and these old traditions and knowledge are the only untouchable aspects that people try to bring with them. With globalization and exchange of knowledge between different countries, food becomes more accessible and now we have an opportunity to try and investigate various fruits and vegetables from different corners of the world. Transportation facilities made it possible to develop food trade and there are almost no borders that could limit English people from trying Indian or Chinese food. Other factor that spread and mix food preferences around the world are immigration and ethnical minorities that inevitably widen knowledge of local population about various cuisines.

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