Sustenance is food and drinks. Foods may at times be extended beyond food alone to include non-food items such as drinks and other beverages as well. “Vittles” is the proper word for both food and beverage; or alternatively, you may use the ancient English term “vitae”. The word “vitae” means “a little bit”.
In the ancient world, the term “drink” had a much different connotation than it has today. It was, for example, often associated with wines and alcoholic drinks. However, in today’s modern world, it often refers to any alcoholic drink, even beer. Similarly, foods that were formerly called “drinks”, such as beer and wine, have now been modified to reflect the modern meaning of “drink”. In addition, most of today’s foods and beverages are generally considered to be food as opposed to being considered a drink, such as coffee and tea.
Food and beverages are categorized into two basic types, sweet and alcoholic. Sweet foods and drinks include sugar-free gum and certain sweetened drinks, such as iced tea, coffee, and chocolate. Alcoholic beverages include wines, beer, distilled spirits, and certain liquors such as whiskey, gin, vodka, brandy, and gin.
Some foods and drink items may also be classified as a mixture of foods and drinks, such as fruit salad. The ingredients of these foods and drinks usually depend on their intended usage. For example, if someone were to create a fruit salad based on oranges, bananas, melon, strawberries, peaches, grapes, cherries, etc., then the fruit salad would consist of a combination of various fruits. If one were to combine a variety of foods and beverages in a dish, one would likely have several distinct kinds of drinks in the dish, which is referred to as a “mixed beverage”.
As previously mentioned, there are three main types of food and drinks. Foods may be classified as raw, cooked, or fermented. Raw foods include vegetables, meats, and even fish and eggs.
Cooked food is defined as foods that have been cooked by using fire, ovens, or any other method. Raw foods are eaten immediately after being cooked; whereas cooked foods must be refrigerated for several days before eating. Foods that are cooked can be classified as either raw or cooked. The types of raw foods include most grains, nuts and seeds, fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, seafood, and some dairy products. Cooked foods include such items as eggs, potatoes, pasta, and other cooked grains. Fermented foods include vinegar, bread, pickles, and pickled/smoked meats. Finally, foods that are cooked but not eaten, such as dry fruits, bread, cookies, and candy are called cooked foods.