Meal

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Meal is an eating occasion that takes place at a certain time and includes specific, prepared food, or the food eaten on that occasion. The names used for specific meals in English varies greatly depending on the speaker's culture, the time of day, or the size of the meal. Meals occur primarily at homes, restaurants, and cafeterias, but may occur anywhere.


CONTENT : A - F , G - L , M - R , S - Z , See also , External links

A - F[edit]

Buddha:If you knew what I know about the power of giving, you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way.
S. Chakravarty:...Fortunately, Mumbai people are very lucky to have “Mumbai Dabbawala” Mumbai Dabbawala is a renowned name not only in India but throughout the world. The BBC produced a documentary when Prince Charles, when visited Mumbai Dabbawala during his official visit to India in 2003...
Bible:In the Lord’s supper...Jesus is the host of the meal...we experience both his welcome to the meal and his “peace be with you” as we return to the world...
  • In the Lord’s supper...Jesus is the host of the meal...we experience both his welcome to the meal and his “peace be with you” as we return to the world. This event is an actual encounter. Christ is present, Christ is host, Christ welcomes and blesses. We are in actual – not virtual - fellowship with Jesus...The Lord’s Supper is never a solitary individual event. It is always the meal of the community of faith hosted by Christ as an event wherein we both declare and experience the grace that we are at peace with one another.
  • Meals make the society, hold the fabric together in lots of ways that were charming and interesting and intoxicating to me. The perfect meal, or the best meals, occur in a context that frequently has very little to do with the food itself.
  • In today’s fast life most of the students, managers and workers do not have a choice of having a fresh and hot homemade complete meal. Mostly they are dependent on fast food or a monotonous office canteen that cannot last long. Fortunately, Mumbai people are very lucky to have “Mumbai Dabbawala” Mumbai Dabbawala is a renowned name not only in India but throughout the world. The BBC produced a documentary when Prince Charles, when visited Mumbai Dabbawala during his official visit to India in 2003. Mumbai Dabbawala has taken shape in many management programs worldwide including Harvard Business School.
A barbecue: an outdoor meal or party at which food is cooked on a barbecue…
  • A banquet: a sumptuous feast; especially: an elaborate and often ceremonious meal for numerous people often in honor of a person...a meal held in recognition of some occasion or achievement

G - L[edit]

Graham Greene:… Surely you know what a blue-plate is, man?...
BrunchWilliam Grimes: Instead of England's early Sunday dinner, a postchurch ordeal of heavy meats and savory pies, why not a new meal, served around noon, that starts with tea or coffee, marmalade and other breakfast fixtures before moving along to the heavier fare?...
  • Instead of England's early Sunday dinner, a postchurch ordeal of heavy meats and savory pies, why not a new meal, served around noon, that starts with tea or coffee, marmalade and other breakfast fixtures before moving along to the heavier fare? By eliminating the need to get up early on Sunday, brunch would make life brighter for Saturday-night carousers. It would promote human happiness in other ways as well. Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting. Beringer wrote."It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week."
  • A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, cone a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
  • In parts of Christian world, All Souls Day is celebrated by making complete meals for the dead, reflecting their preferences in life, and laid out on a table overnight. All of these symbolic food acts or ritual meals serve to maintain and ensure good relations between family and friends, the living and the dead.
  • From an essentially egalitarian “table-fellowship”, the early Christian Church developed a ritual Holy Meal, the Eucharist or Thanksgiving for the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ, in which the food and drink (wine and bread) symbolized flesh and blood, as a rite served only to the faithful from the hands of an exclusive priestly class.
    • B. W. Higman, quoting G Feely-Harnik, in "How Food Made History (8 August 2011)", p. 1926.
  • In India an older tradition saw mid-day meals delivered by lunch-wallahs to the desks and workstations of bureaucrats and business people across the major cities of India.
    • B. W. Higman, in "How Food Made History (8 August 2011)", p. 1925.
  • Certain special meals attained ritual status, serving to symbolize central beliefs and doctrines of religious traditions. For example, meals had a central role in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ from the miraculous feeding of the five thousand to the Last Supper and his breaking bread with tax collectors and sinners.
    • B. W. Higman, in "How Food Made History (8 August 2011)", p. 1925.
  • Around 1200, the Chinese in all regions had three meals a day, the evening repast being the most substantial and typically consisting of several courses…Three meals remained the norm in China into modern times, with farmers sent their midday meals in containers, while women and children ate at home.
    • B. W. Higman, in "How Food Made History (8 August 2011)", p. 1924.
  • In Western Europe, the pattern of three meals was common from the sixteenth century, but industrialization shortened the time spent on meals for the working classes whereas the bourgeois devoted much more time to the table and steadily delayed the times of their meals.
    • B. W. Higman, in "How Food Made History (8 August 2011)", p. 1924.
Christian Kane: My mom's always been a good cook, so I took a lot of stuff from her,...
Giada De Laurentiis: There's nothing like a home-cooked meal - nothing! When people ask me what the best restaurant in L.A. is, I say, 'Uh, my house.' It's more intimate. Food can connect people in a forever sort of way.

M - R[edit]

  • ...When I am, as it were, completely myself, entirely alone, and of good cheer - say traveling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal, or during the night when I cannot sleep - it is on such occasions that my ideas flow best, and most abundantly. Whence and how they come, I know not, nor can I force them...
  • If a man dies young he hath left us at dinner; it is bed-time with a man of three score and ten; and he that lives a hundred years hath walked a mile after supper. This life is but one day of three meals, or one meal of three courses? Childhood, youth, and old age. To sup well is to live well, and that's the way to sleep well.
William Powell:Dessert is probably the most important stage of the meal, since it will be the last thing your guests remember before they pass out all over the table.

S - Z[edit]

Francis de Sales:Is it gluttony to eat for the pleasure of eating? Is it gluttony to eat more than the bare necessity for survival? Is it gluttony to think about food outside of meals (such as, "oh, I think I'll go have a cookie" or "yeah, I really like prime rib, myself")?
  • It is the mark of a mean, vulgar and ignoble spirit to dwell on the thought of food before meal times or worse to dwell on it afterwards, to discuss it and wallow in the remembered pleasures of every mouthful. Those whose minds dwell before dinner on the spit, and after on the dishes, are fit only to be scullions.
  • Is it gluttony to eat for the pleasure of eating? Is it gluttony to eat more than the bare necessity for survival? Is it gluttony to think about food outside of meals (such as, "oh, I think I'll go have a cookie" or "yeah, I really like prime rib, myself")?
  • In Texas, the “Execution Protocol” clearly outlines a last meal choice to the condemned individual, things accessible by the regular prison kitchen staff... as a scheduled step in the execution process: At least seven days prior to the execution, the warden or designee will contact the condemned individual to arrange for his/her last meal, and The condemned individual will be served a final meal at a time determined by the warden.

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