Fast food is a type of food that is prepared and served very quickly, first popularized in the 1950s in the United States. While any meal with low preparation time can be considered fast food, typically the term refers to food sold in a restaurant or store with preheated or precooked ingredients, and served to the customer in a packaged form for take-out/take-away. Fast food restaurants are traditionally distinguished by their ability to serve food via a drive-through. The term "fast food" was recognized in a dictionary by Merriam–Webster in 1951.
Fast food outlets are take-away or take-out providers, often with a "drive-through" service that lets customers order and pick up food from their cars, but most also have indoor or outdoor seating areas where customers can eat on-site.Nearly from its inception, fast food has been designed to be eaten "on the go," often does not require traditional cutlery, and is eaten as a finger food. Common menu items at fast food outlets include fish and chips, sandwiches, pitas, hamburgers, fried chicken, french fries, onion rings, chicken nuggets, tacos, pizza, hot dogs, and ice cream, though many fast food restaurants offer "slower" foods like chili, mashed potatoes, and salads.
Convenience stores located within many petrol/gas stations sell pre-packaged sandwiches, doughnuts, and hot food. Many gas stations in the United States and Europe also sell frozen foods, and have microwave ovens on the premises in which to prepare them.
Outlets may be stands or kiosks, which may provide no shelter or seating, or fast food restaurants (also known as quick service restaurants). Franchise operations that are part of restaurant chains have standardized foodstuffs shipped to each restaurant from central locations. Costabile Carlotta, Ranieri Ida De Rose Anna e Nudo Alessandra
SLOW FOOD .… Slow food is a global organization with supporters in 150 countries around the world who are linking the pleasure of good food with a commitment to their community and the environment. Slow food was founded to counter the rise of fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s decrease of interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world. Slow food unites the pleasure of food with responsibility, sustainability and harmony with nature. (Carlo Petrini, slow food founder and president)
How do Italianteenegerseat? Italian teenegers know the rules of Healthy eating but don’t respect them. They often forget to have breakfast or drink tea or coffee. They are fans of snacks like crisps and peanuts. Only 3 teenegers on 10 follow the rules of 5 meals a day. At lunch and dinner pasta and bread are the main courses.Italian teenegers don’t eat a lot of legumes and fish but there is a moderate use of fruit and vegetables.
Slow Food philosophy • Slow Food forsees a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet. • Our approach is based on a concept of food that is defined by three interconnected principles: good, clean and fair. • GOOD: quality, flavorsome and healthy food • CLEAN: production that does not harm the environment • FAIR: accessible prices for consumers and fair conditions for producers • Slow Food is an international movement founded by Carlo Petriniin 1986. It began in Italy after a demonstration on the intended site of a McDonald’s at Piazza di Spagna in Rome.
Studies have revealed this date: 9% of children skip breakfast , one in four does not eat fruits and vegetables daily, soft drinks or sweetened during the day. It’s the high prevalence of overweight ( 23 % ) and obesity ( 11 %).
The favorite foods are fries , pizza, hamburgher, cakes and fizzy drinks. Alfredo De Vita, Matteo Fuoco, Thomas Carbone e Francesco Pio Raniolo
The main essence of the English kitchen is to choose high-quality ingredients and cook them so that their flavor is exalted to the maximum. Britain still remains unsurpassed for the quality of certain products such as Scottish salmon and cheese. Puddings , pies are another important aspect of this kitchen . In fact, a classic daily menu usually includes a hot dish that is usually a pudding or a pie..
typical dishes • Full English Breakfast: English breakfast is the main meal of the day, as lunch generally provides only a quick snack. • Eggs • Bread • Wurstel Fish and Chips:the most famous English dish
sausages and mashed potatoes Pies: It is one of the most traditional dish, appreciated since the Roman Empire. Shepherd's Pie: It is a baked pie with a lamb ragout bottom with carrots and peas
Roast-Beat :The main dish of public holidays and Sundays. Burgers:The classic sandwiches with meat burgers
The English breakfast consists in five dishes: fried bacon, tomatoes, one or two sausages, fried bread and scrambled eggs with bacon. In the weekdays the English eat: tea or coffee, milk, corn flakes, yogurt, toasted bread with butter and jam. The English children eat for lunch: sandwich ham, cheese , fish and chips , roast-beef with various sauces; And for dinner: meat, fish, potatoes, vegetables, meat sauce pasta, steak and kidney pie and cheese.. Montagnese Emilia, Ferruccio Martina Altimari Adriana e Nudo Alessia
American Breakfast American eatinghabits American Lunch American Dinner
American Breakfast Breakfast in the United States consists of some combination of hot or cold cereals, eggs, bacon, breakfast meats, pancakes, waffles, biscuits. Orange juice and other fruit juices are consumed by people of all ages. In the United States, 65% of coffee is drunk during breakfast hours. Milk is also widely consumed, drunk either plain or prepared with various flavorings. The average starting time for breakfasts has been found to be at 8:12 a.m. This varies from 8:08 a.m. in the South to 8:17 a.m. in the West.
American Lunch In the United States lunch is usually a moderately sized meal eaten at some point between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Americans generally eat a quick lunch. Children often bring packed lunches to school, this consist of a sandwich and cheese, tuna, chicken, or peanut butter and jelly, or savoury pie. Adults often leave work to go out for a quick lunch, which might include some type of hot or cold sandwich such as a hamburger or "sub" sandwich. Salads and soups are also common, as well as tacos, burritos, sushi, bento boxes, and pizza. Americans generally do not go home for lunch, and lunch rarely lasts more than an hour.
American Dinner The time when the family gets together is dinner, and here the culinary influences are different. They can go from macaroni with cheese to Italian-style spaghetti, a second course consist of meat, fish and side dishes (usually potatoes, vegetables, legumes, tomatoes, etc.). De Rose Chiara Francesca Gallo Sandra