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What Everybody Ought to Know About Food and Recipe

Food, substance consisting basically of protein, carbohydrate, fat, and other nutrients used in the body of an organism to sustain growth and vital processes and to furnish energy.

How Many Different Cultures Are Out There? Some scholars believe that there are almost 4000 cultures in the world, but of course, this number is far higher in reality. Cultures aren’t restricted to territories of the countries: one region alone could have dozens of communities with their unique system of beliefs.

There are various food cultures around the world. Prominent amongst them are French, Italian, Spanish, German, Greek, American, British, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, and Indian.

People from different cultural backgrounds eat different foods. The ingredients, methods of preparation, preservation techniques, and types of food eaten at different meals vary among cultures. The areas in which families live— and where their ancestors originated—influence food likes and dislikes.

American cuisine was influenced by Europeans and Native Americans in its early history. Today, there are a number of foods that are commonly identified as American, such as hamburgers, hot dogs, potato chips, macaroni and cheese, and meat loaf

People also connect to their cultural or ethnic group through food patterns. Food is often used as a means of retaining their cultural identity. People from different cultural backgrounds eat different foods. The areas in which families live and where their ancestors originated influence food like and dislikes.

A recipe becomes yours when you write it out in your own words, threading it with details that reflect your personal experience with it and your conviction that what you’re presenting are all the right ingredients, as well as the best way to combine them.

The measured ingredients in a recipe not only produce consistent food but control your food cost and profit. Recipes reduce waste because a cook is prepping exactly what is needed to produce the menu items. Recipes provide portion control which is a major factor in food cost control and profit.

What are the different types of recipes?

Recipe Categories

  • Breakfast recipes
  • Lunch recipes
  • Dinner recipes
  • Appetizer recipes
  • Salad recipes
  • Main-course recipes
  • Side-dish recipes
  • Baked-goods recipes
  • Dessert recipes
  • Snack recipes
  • Soup recipes
  • Holiday recipes
  • Vegetarian Dishes
  • Cookbook Reviews

A good standardized recipe will include:

Menu item name – The name of the given recipe that should be consistent with the name on the menu

Total Yield – Number of servings, or portions that a recipe produces, and often the total weight or volume of the recipe

Portion size – Amount or size of the individual portion

Ingredient list/quantity – Exact quantities of each ingredient (with the exception of spices that may be added to taste)

Preparation procedures – Specific directions for the order of operations and types of operations (e.g., blend, fold, mix, sauté)

Cooking temperatures and times, including HACCP critical control points and limits to ensure the dish is cooked properly and safely


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