Alphabetical list of foods.
Food and drinks, from complete dishes to flavorings and beyond.
A papaya, sometimes called a pawpaw, is a soft, tropical fruit that has a taste a little like a mild peach or pineapple. Papayas are usually eaten fresh. The seeds are also edible, with a very sharp flavour and are sometimes ground up and used instead of pepper.
Parsley is a herb, which means it is not eaten as a food on its own, but it is added to other dishes for flavour. Parsley is used mostly as a garnish, cut up and sprinkled onto food to make it look nicer. You often find a sprig of parsley being used to decorate food from a restaurant.
The parsnip is an edible root vegetable related to the carrot. It is paler than the carrot, being almost white not bright orange, and has a stronger flavour and is not so crisp.
Like carrots, parsnips can be roasted or fried but are most often used in soups and stews.
Passionfruits are a small, tropical vine. The fruit itself is hard, and either yellow or almost black. The part of the passionfruit that you eat is the seeds and the flesh around the seeds. You cut the fruit in half and scrape the seeds out.
Passionfruit is added to pies, desserts, fruit salad and some drinks.
Pasta is a food from Italy, made from wheat flour, water and sometimes eggs. Pasta, or noodles, are made in a special way and are often dried in shape and sold as hard, dry pasta rather than moist, fresh pasta.
Pasta comes in a huge variety of shapes, and even some different colours. spaghetti is one of the commonest types of pasta. The pasta in the picture is macaroni with cheese sauce.
A pasty is a kind of food that is made out of a round piece of pastry folded in half around some kind of filling. Pasties are most commonly filled with vegetables but you can also make a pasty with a meat filling.
Pasty is also a word for describing someone who is pale and unhealthy looking.