Food starting with H

List of foods that start with H

Food and drinks, from complete dishes to flavorings and beyond.

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Photo of a haggis
Photo by Tess Watson

Haggis is a traditional Scottish pudding. It is made from minced sheep's heart, liver and lungs, mixed with diced onion, oatmeal, fat and spices. The whole lot is put into a sheep's stomach and simmered for around three hours. It tastes a lot better than it sounds.

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Ham is a type of preserved pig meat. In Italy it is called prosciutto. Ham is usually sold sliced, for people to use in sandwiches. At Christmas you can often buy ham on the bone to slice up yourself for Christmas dinner.
Ham and pineapple pizza is a very common food with ham in it.

A hamburger is a type of sandwich made on a thick, round bread bun. The main ingredient of a hamburger is usually a meat patty, with cheese, lettuce, tomato and sometimes fried eggs.

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Scientific name: corylus avellana

Hazelnuts are the nut of the hazel tree, and are very commonly used as an ingredient in chocolates, cakes and cookies (biscuits). Most hazelnuts are grown in Turkey. Hazelnuts can also be eaten raw or roasted.

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Honey is something bees make from the nectar of flowers. Bees store the honey in their hives for when there is less nectar around, such as winter time.
Honey is thick, golden and sticky and is delicious on toast, crumpets and scones. You can also use honey to sweeten tea or use it to cook cakes and cookies.

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Photo of a honeydew melon
Photo by Liz West
Scientific name: cucumis melo

Honeydew is a sweet melon with a smooth skin and green flesh.

Hot cross buns are sweet buns that are usually made with raisins or other dried fruit. They are marked with a cross on top, and are traditionally eaten on Good Friday at Easter time.

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Hot dog

Photo of a hotdog
Photo by Luis Tamayo

A hot dog is a type of food made from a sausage inside a bread roll. You can add other things to a hot dog, like tomato ketchup, onions, mustard, cheese or anything else you think might taste good.

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Hummus is made from cooked, mashed chickpeas, olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, salt and garlic, all mixed together into a smooth paste.
Hummus can be used as a dip or a spread, and is often used in middle-eastern cooking.

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