Food is one of the basic necessities of life. Food contains nutrients—substances essential for the growth, repair, and maintenance of body tissues and for the regulation of vital processes. Nutrients provide the energy our bodies need to function. The energy in food is measured in units called calories.


Biryani is a mixed rice dish originating in South Asia. It is made with Indian spices, vegetables, rice, and usually some type of meat and sometimes, in addition, eggs and potatoes.


Food deserts are areas where people have limited access to a variety of healthful foods. This may be due to living far away from sources of healthful and affordable food.


Continental food refers to dishes made and consumed in the European countries. Dishes of French, Spanish and Italian cuisine fall under the category of ‘Continental food’.


A starter is a small quantity of food that is served as the first course of a meal. Some of the most popular salad varieties are green salads and combinations.