If you are a food fanatic, you most likely have thought already about how many food types that start with a specific letter you know of.
Today, we want to take the discussion to the letter F and start making a list with it. Why F? Because it is the first letter of the word “French” and you know as well as I do that most of the trends in the culinary world come from France.
So, this being said, here are 50 products or full recipes that I want you to check out so you can continue with your own ideas.
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List of Food that Starts with F
- Frittata – oven-baked egg-based dish, similar to the omelette with Italian origin.
- Fritter – dish made with dough, meat or vegetables which is battered and fried.
- Fava Bean – small and flat traditional Greek bean type
- Fennel – hard perennial herb, related with the carrot that grows on Mediterranean soil.
- Fruitcake – cake made with candied fruits, traditionally served during Christmas in Great Britain.
- Frosting – also known as icing, this is a sweet and creamy glaze used to decorate spongy desserts such as muffins.
- Fenugreek – herb that grows in Mediterranean areas and western Asia that is related with the cloves.
- French Fries – thinly sliced and deep-fried potatoes.
- Frappe – Greek iced coffee made with coffee, ice and milk.
- Frangipane – custard cake made with almond meals and various fruits.
- Fig – juicy fruit that grows in warm regions such as the Mediterranean one.
- Fowl – bird type that is used for both harvesting eggs and meat.
- Fingerling Potatoes – small type of potatoes in the shape of a finger which is usually used as a side dish or in salads.
- Fish – generic name used for all maritime animals.
- Fiddlehead – green plant usually cooked in cold water or sauteed.
- Frankfurter – thin sausage type made in a sheep intestine.
- Flat White – coffee type made from two shots of espresso and milk.
- Flax – also known as flaxseed which is a great source of Omega-3 healthy fats.
- Florina Pepper – red pepper that is traditionally grown in the Greek region that has a cow horn’s shape.
- Fonzy Melon – juicy melon that is sweet and has an almost honey taste.
- Fettuccini – type of pasta traditionally made in the Tuscany region of Italy.
- Fedelline – another pasta type, thin spiral-shaped.
- Framboise Apples – type of apple that is available during autumn and winter time.
- Fried Chicken – traditional deep-fried chicken recipe from the Southern part of the US made famous worldwide by the KFC company.
- Fruit de Mer – generic term for shellfish platters.
- Frisee – bitter green leaves from the chicory family.
- Fuji Apple – type of apple that has been developed by Japanese researchers.
- Fungi – generic term for mushrooms.
- Fukushu Kumquat – small sweet citrus fruits that are eaten unpeeled.
- Fucales – brown edible seaweed that goes very well in diverse pasta recipes.
- French Beans – young green beans that are also known as string or green beans.
- Falafel – Middle Eastern recipe made out of chickpeas and herbs that are deep-fried and are frequently served in a pita bread.
- Fasnacht – doughnut of German origin that is usually served during Carnivals.
- Fajitas – popular Mexican recipe that can be made either with poultry, beef or just vegetables.
- Feijoa – is an Acca fruit that comes from the Latin America region such as Columbia or Brazil.
- Feta – curd salty white cheese from Greece made from either goat or sheep milk.
- Filbert – also known as hazelnut, this is a very appreciated edible nut.
- Flan Cake – this cake can be found in the menus also as creme caramel, containing a sponge cake and cream layer.
- Fondue – melted cheese recipe from Switzerland that is served by dipping pieces of bread in the melting pot.
- French toast – sweet or savory dish made with bread, eggs and milk.
- Fudge – candy made from sugar, milk and butter that tastes as sweet caramel.
- Fondant – or icing is used to decorate cakes; it allows sculpting and creating beautiful designs.
- Fruit Syrup – also known as fruit molasses, fruit syrups represent sweet concentrated juices from various fruits.
- Frankenberry cereal – cereal type from Monster Cereal that comes with a strawberry taste that is made from wholemeal grain.
- Fufu – traditional dough made from plantains from Africa; can be found also in the Carribean with an addition of bacon.
- Fish oil – oil extracted from various fish sources that contains healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
- Fruit nectar – fruit juice that contains the fruit pulp, which is produced by pressing the fruits.
- Fruit peel – this is the skin of the fruits that is usually used as spices for desserts.
- Fish sauce – Asian liquid spice that has as main ingredient fish extracts.
- Frozen yogurt – dessert made from yogurt similar to ice cream.
Culture and Recipes for Food that Starts with F
So now that you’ve read all 50 short descriptions of the products, it is time to look at some of the most popular ones and offer them a more in-depth look. This being said, I will start with a recipe that I am sure that everybody knows and loves.
This recipe comes from Italy and is similar to the classic omelettes. It represents beaten eggs fried in butter or oil, usually mixed with pieces of meat, cheese or vegetables.
However, it is believed that frittata may have its roots in Mesopotamia and Persia just as much as Italy.
Due to the fact that this recipe can have 2 or more components, the nutritious values can vary. However, a 100 grams of a normal frittata should be around 50 calories.
As for the cholesterol and fat values, they are around 153.3 mg, respectively 9.6 g.
Since frittata is full of good ingredients, it also is a great source of proteins, vitamins, and calcium.
Need a reminder of how to make a good frittata? Here is a simple recipe.
2. French toast
Even though it’s called ‘French toast’, the truth is that the origins of this recipe is far from being a French one. If the legends are correct, the inventor of this recipe is a man called Joseph French. It is believed that he invented the French toast somewhere around 1724.
However, other legends claim that this recipe dates back to the Roman Empire.
If you care about how much French toast you can eat, let me tell you that this dish comes with around 130 calories for every 100 grams. That means that a portion of French toast can go up to 500 calories.
Even though it is not a dish you would eat if you are on a hypocaloric diet, French toast is a source of proteins, vitamins and minerals.
There are sweet and savory variations of this recipe and you can find one here.
Even though when you hear the word ‘falafel’, you probably think of Middle Eastern cuisine. It is believed that its origins are in Egypt. However, this information tends not to be very accurate and the moment of birth is likely to be more recent and was probably invented as a meat-free food to be eaten during lent.
But truth be told, the exact place and date of this dish’s creation is unknown.
I don’t know how many falafels should be in a portion, because I tend to eat many once I start. This is why I want to say that one patty is around 60 calories. You make the count.
Since they are made out of chickpeas, falafels are a great source of proteins and fibers. Great choice for vegan people.
Want to make this delicious chickpea recipe at home? No problem. Here is a recipe you can try out.
Even though when you hear the word ‘fajitas’ you immediately think about Mexican food, this recipe is actually a Tex-Mex one. It appeared somewhere in the 70s and was firstly made from beef. However, today is also made using chicken meat or just vegetables.
This is a rich meal, therefore it is a somehow caloric one. A plate of fajitas is usually around 500-700 calories.
Be careful if you need to keep a low sodium or low potassium diet. Fajitas brings lots of sodium and potassium to the plate.
I am sure that you want to start cooking fajitas right away. So here is an inspiration source.
Have you thought about other food types that start with the letter F? How many others can you bring to the list?
Anyhow, I hope that you enjoy reading this article. Till next time, happy cooking!