Can you explain the difference between the words: food, meal and dish?
Food is something that people and animals eat, or plants absorb, to keep them alive:
A meal is an occasion when food is eaten, or the food which is eaten on such an occasion:
There was lots of food and drink at the party.
I'm allergic to certain foods.
A dish is food prepared in a particular way as part of a meal:
a hot meal
a three-course meal
a heavy (= large) meal
a light (=
I have my main meal at midday.
You must come round for a meal sometime.
a chicken/vegetarian dish
"The food I ate for my main meal today was a chicken dish."
Hope this helps