Vegetable and Side Dish and Recipes
A vegetable is an edible plant or
part of a plant. However, the word is not scientific, and its
meaning is largely based on culinary and cultural tradition.
Therefore the application of the word is somewhat arbitrary and
subjective. For example, some people consider mushrooms to be
vegetables, while others consider them a separate food category.
Some vegetables can be consumed raw, and some may (or must) be
cooked in various ways.
A side dish, sometimes referred to as
a side order or simply a side, is a food item that accompanies the
entrée or main course at a meal. A typical meal with a meat-based
main dish might include one vegetable side dish, sometimes in the
form of a salad, and one starch side dish, such as bread,
potatoes, rice, or pasta.
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