3.en.93 More food for thought: we are what we eat. More idioms with food

  • Can you think of any particular food you associate with Easter?
  • Do you think you have healthy eating habits?
  • During Easter, your daily routine changes. Do your eating habits change too?
Homework Monday 2nd May: Copy the answers to the questions in your notebook and post your comments to the blog.

Anyway,  the way you eat and your eating habits is really “FOOD FOR THOUGHT”

“FOOD FOR THOUGHT”, is an idiom that means that something  is worth thinking about or considering seriously.

WE ARE WHAT WE EAT, is an idiomatic expression too.

In English, there are many idiomatic expressions connected with food. The translation of many of these idiomatic expressions is not always easy.

Let’s see if we learn a few and have fun while using them. Check if you know the meaning of the following words:

NUTS, BANANAS, APPLES, BROTH, CHEESE, PEAS, RECIPE,POTATO, CUCUMBER, EGGS.


Most probably you know all of them, don’t you? But I bet you do not know the meaning of the following expressions:

What?s the difference between a couch potato and a hot potato?


Visit the following site and find out.http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/idioms/cat/1.html

Copy the expressions in your notebook and their corresponding meaning. Try to visualise the idiom as an image, it really helps.

Idiomatic expressions with food Meaning
1.Go nuts
2.Go bananas
3.Hot potato
4.Couch potato
5.Big Apple
6.Apples and oranges
7.One bad apple
8.Chalk and cheese
9.Alike as two peas
10.As cool as a cucumber
11.Too many cooks spoil the broth
12.Recipe for disaster
13.All your eggs in one basket
14.Spill the beans
15. An apple a day keeps the doctor away

Homework: Monday 2d May . Copy the list of idioms and their meaning  in your notebook. Post to the blog your favourite 5 idioms from this list and add one more.

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39 Respostes to “3.en.93 More food for thought: we are what we eat. More idioms with food”

  1. sergiomr226 Says:

    1.- Can you think of any particular food you associate with Easter?
    – Yes, I think some particular food I associate with Easter. The chocolate eggs.

    2.- Do you think you have healthy eating habits?
    – Yes, normally I think have healthy eating habits, but in Easter no.

    3.- During Easter, your daily routine changes. Do your eating habits change too?
    – Normally the eating habits no change, but I think a little bit the eating habits change.

    • sergiomr226 Says:

      My favoutite 5 idioms:

      – As cool as a cucumber.
      – All your eggs in one basket.
      – Big Apple.
      – An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
      – Alike as two peas.

  2. andreafr98 Says:

    1.- Can you think of any particular food you associate with Easter?
    Yes , the chocolate eggs.
    2.- Do you think you have healthy eating habits?
    Depends of the person , but the most the person eat well.
    3.- During Easter, your daily routine changes. Do your eating habits change too?
    No , I think that the eating habits no change.

  3. alvaroalemany Says:

    •Can you think of any particular food you associate with Easter?
    – Yes, I think the chocolate eggs.

    •Do you think you have healthy eating habits?
    – Yes, I think, I eat very good.

    •During Easter, your daily routine changes. Do your eating habits change too?
    – No, I thing that the eating eggs habit, I think never go away.

    • alvaroalemany Says:

      My favourite 5 idioms are:

      – Spice of life:
      *Something that makes it feel worth living.

      – Go nuts, Go bananas, Hot potato, Couch potato, Too many cooks spoil the broth.

  4. ariadnabalufo Says:

    * Can you think of any particular food you associate with Easter?
    -Yes, easter eggs (chocolate)

    * Do you think you have healthy eating habits?
    -Yes, I think I have healthy eating habits.

    * During Easter, your daily routine changes. Do your eating habits change too?
    -Yes, a little bit.

  5. marinaescarpa11 Says:

    1-Can you think of any particular food you associate with Easter?
    *Yes, I can think in the particular chocolat eggs
    2-Do you think you have healthy eating habits?
    *Yes, I have a healthy eating habits
    3-During Easter, your daily routine changes. Do your eating habits change too?
    *Yes, more or less.

    • marinaescarpa11 Says:

      5 idioms:
      *Couch Potato
      *Chalk and Cheese
      *Too many cooks spoil the broth
      *Go bananas
      *As cool as a cucumber
      – One more:
      *Apple pie order:Everything is in perfect order and tidy if it is in apple pie order.

    • marinaescarpa11 Says:

      1-the particular chocolat eggs and Freanch toast (torrijas)

  6. jhazminmarmol Says:

    *Can you think of any particular food you associate with Easter?
    -Yes, I think the chocolate eggs.
    *Do you think you have healthy eating habits?
    -Yes, I have healthy eating habits.
    *During Easter, your daily routine changes. Do your eating habits change too?
    -Yes, a little bit.

    • jhazminmarmol Says:

      My favourite 5 idioms:
      Go bananas.
      An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
      As cool as a cucumber.
      Hot potato.
      Couch potato.

      *Don’t cry over spilt milk: When something bad happens and nothing can be done to help it people say, ‘Don’t cry over spilt milk’.

  7. vidalsiquierj Says:

    * Can you think of any particular food you associate with Easter?
    -Yes, in Mallorca we eat “mones”.

    * Do you think you have healthy eating habits?
    -Not so much.

    * During Easter, your daily routine changes. Do your eating habits change too?
    -Yes, but I harly ever eat chocolat during Easter and without Easter.

  8. paucampomar Says:

    Can you think of any particular food you associate with Easter?
    – Yes, the eggs with chocolate
    Do you think you have healthy eating habits?
    – No
    During Easter, your daily routine changes. Do your eating habits change too?
    – Yes,a little bit

  9. martitaserra28 Says:

    1-Can you think of any particular food you associate with Easter?
    Yes, I can. We eat “crespells”
    2-Do you think you have healthy eating habits?
    Yes, I do.
    3-During Easter, your daily routine changes. Do your eating habits change too?
    I think a little bit.

    • martitaserra28 Says:

      My favoutite 5 idioms:
      -Couch potato.
      -Apples and oranges.
      -As cool as a cucumber.
      -All your eggs in one basket.
      -Recipe for disaster.

      One idiom more:

      Apple pie order:Everything is in perfect order and tidy if it is in apple pie order.

  10. ariadnabalufo Says:

    -Go nuts: get excited over something.

    -Couch potato: A person who spend momst of the time in front of the TV.

    -Apples and oranges: When people compare or describe two totally different things.

    -As cool as a cucumber: If someone don’t get worried by anything.

    -Alike as two peas: If people or things are identical.

    -Apple of your eye: Something or someone that is very special to you.

  11. miquelbv9 Says:

    1.Can you think of any particular food you associate with Easter?
    -We eat some chocolate eggs.

    2.Do you think you have healthy eating habits?
    -Yes, I think so.

    3.During Easter, your daily routine changes. Do your eating habits change too?
    -Yes.

  12. merysantos1998 Says:

    Can you think of any particular food you associate with Easter?
    Chocolat rabits or chocolate eggs.

    Do you think you have healthy eating habits? Yes, I do.

    During Easter, your daily routine changes. Do your eating habits change too? My eating habits doesn’t change.
    _______________________________________________
    An apple a day keeps the doctor away
    All your eggs in one basket
    Recipe for disaster
    Go bananas
    Couch potato
    *PEA SOUP: a soup or pea souper can be used to describe dense fog.

  13. paulinguigs Says:

    Can you think of any particular food you associate with Easter?
    Yes, chocolate rabbits.

    Do you think you have healthy eating habits?
    Yes, I think.

    During Easter, your daily routine changes. Do your eating habits change too?
    No, my eating habits don’t change.

  14. paulinguigs Says:

    My favorite 5 idioms:

    – As cool as a cucumber: If someone is as cool as a cucumber, they don’t get worried by anything.

    – Recipe for disaster: A recipe for disaster is a mixture of people and events that could only possibly result in trouble.

    – Go bananas: If you go bananas, you are wild with excitement, anxiety, or worry.

    – Big Apple: The Big Apple is New York.

    – Alike as two peas: If people or things are as alike as two peas, they are identical.

  15. margaabauza Says:

    1-Can you think of any particular food you associate with Easter?
    Yes, I can. We eat ”crespells” and ”panades”
    2-Do you think you have healthy eating habits?
    Yes, I do.
    3-During Easter, your daily routine changes. Do your eating habits change too?
    A little bit.

    My favourite 5 idioms:
    -Go nuts
    -Couch potato
    -Big apple
    -All your eggs in one basket
    -Recipe for disaster

    One idiom more:

    Apples for apples: An apples for apples comparison is a comparison between related or similar things.

  16. izabelaigorova02 Says:

    *Can you think of a any particular food you associate with Easter?
    -Yes, for example, chocolate eggs, French toast (torrijas).

    *Do you think you have healthy eating habits?
    -Yes, I think I have healthy eating habits.

    *During Easter, your daily routine changes. Do your eating habits change too?
    -No, I eat normaly.

    Couch Potato
    Chalk and Cheese
    Too many cooks spoil the broth
    Go bananas
    As cool as a cucumber
    Apple pie order: Everything is in perfect order and tidy if it is in apple pie order.

  17. vladis890 Says:

    * Can you think of any particular food you associate with Easter?
    -Yes, the chocolate eggs.
    * Do you think you have healthy eating habits?
    -Yes, I have.
    * During Easter, your daily routine changes. Do your eating habits change too?
    -Yes, but a little bit.

    * 5 idioms:
    -Couch potato.
    -One bad apple.
    -Chalk and cheese.
    -As cool as a cucumber.
    -Recipe for disaster.
    * One idiom more:
    -Blue tomatoe: Is a situation or thing that isn’t normal.

  18. noesanzu Says:

    Can you think of any particular food you associate with Easter?
    – Yes, chocolat, chocolat eggs…
    Do you think you have healthy eating habits?
    – Yes, I have.
    During Easter, your daily routine changes. Do your eating habits change too?
    – I think no…

    -Go bananas
    -Hot potato
    -Couch potato
    -One bad apple
    -An apple a day keeps the doctor away

  19. pausegui Says:

    •Can you think of any particular food you associate with Easter?
    -Yes I think the chocolat egg.
    •Do you think you have healthy eating habits?
    – Yes I think.
    •During Easter, your daily routine changes. Do your eating habits change too?
    -Yes, a litle bit.
    _______________________________________________

    5 idoms :
    -An apple a day keeps the doctor away
    -Go bananas
    -big apple
    -Apples and oranges
    -Chalk and cheese

  20. jospomar Says:

    * Can you think of any particular food you associate with Easter?
    The chocolat eggs
    * Do you think you have healthy eating habits?
    Not a lot but yes.
    * During Easter, your daily routine changes. Do your eating habits change too?
    Yes they change a little bit.
    5 idoms :
    Alike as two peas : If people or things are as alike as two peas, they are identical.

    Big Apple: The Big Apple is New York.

    One bad apple: The full form of this proverb is ‘one bad apple spoils the barrel’, meaning that a bad person, policy, etc, can ruin everything around it.

    Chalk and cheese: Things, or people, that are like chalk and cheese are very different and have nothing in common.

    Hot potato : A problem or issue that is very controversial and no one wants to deal with is a hot potato.

    1more:
    About as useful as a chocolate teapot:Someone or something that is of no practical use is about as useful as a chocolate teapot.

  21. psocies Says:

    1)Can you think of any particular food you associate with Easter?
    Yes, crespells, panades, robiols, chocolats eggs…
    2)Do you think you have healthy eating habits?
    Yes, I do.
    3)During Easter, your daily routine changes. Do your eating habits change too?
    No, I think no

    • psocies Says:

      1)Recipe for disaster
      2)too many cooks spoil the broth
      3)as cool a cucumber
      4)alike as twoo peas
      5) chalk and cheese
      pea soup: a soup or pea souper can be used to describe dense fog.

  22. silviamartinm Says:

    -Can you think of any particular food you associate with Easter?
    *I associate with Easter the chocolate eggs.

    -Do you think you have healthy eating habits?
    *Yes, I have healthy eating habits.

    -During Easter, your daily routine changes. Do your eating habits change too?
    *No my habits are the same.

  23. silviamartinm Says:

    1.Go nuts:If someone goes nuts, they get excited over something.

    2.Go bananas: you go bananas, you are wild with excitement, anxiety, or worry.

    3.Hot potato:A problem or issue that is very controversial and no one wants to deal with is a hot potato.

    4.Couch potato:A couch potato is an extremely idle or lazy person who chooses to spend most of their leisure time horizontal in front of the TV and eats a diet that is mainly junk food.

    5.Apples and oranges:’Apples and oranges’ used when people compare or describe two totally different things. (‘Apples to oranges’ is also used.)

    -Bad egg: A person who cannot be trusted is a bad egg. Good egg is the opposite.

  24. AlbaaSoriaa Says:

    1-Can you think of any particular food you associate with Easter?
    · Yes, I can think in the particular chocolat eggs.
    2-Do you think you have healthy eating habits?
    ·Yes, I have a healthy eating habits.
    3-During Easter, your daily routine changes. Do your eating habits change too?
    ·Yes, more or less.
    5 idioms :
    – Big apple.
    – Apples and oranges.
    – One bad apple.
    – Blue tomato.
    – Apple of your eye.

  25. vidalandreu98 Says:

    1.- Can you think of any particular food you associate with Easter?
    -Yes, I can: The easter eggs, some persons eat fish, panades…

    2.- Do you think you have healthy eating habits?
    – I thing some habits are healthy and others don’t are

    3.- During Easter, your daily routine changes. Do your eating habits change too?
    – I don’t know I thing it. We have lunch early and we eat later because the next day we dindn’t go to the high school.

  26. Joan Sebastià Says:

    1.-Yes, the chocolate
    2.-Yes,more or less
    3.-Yes

  27. ritish7580 Says:

    Five expressions with food and one more:

    ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’
    Eating healthy food keeps you healthy.

    ‘Go nuts’
    If someone goes nuts, they get excited over something.

    ”Apples and oranges’
    ‘Apples and oranges’ used when people compare or describe two totally different things.

    Couch potato’
    A couch potato is an extremely idle or lazy person who chooses to spend most of their leisure time horizontal in front of the TV and eats a diet that is mainly junk food.

    ‘Alike as two peas’
    If people or things are as alike as two peas, they are identical.

    ‘You are what you eat’
    It means that if you eat healthy things, you will be healthy, but if you eat unhealthy things, you will be unhealthy.

  28. vidalsiquierj Says:

    My favourites are hot potato, big apple, recipe for disaster, all your eggs in one basket and spill the beans.

    Curry favor: If people try to curry favour, they try to get people to support them.

  29. calderas Says:

    muy buen comentario


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