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In a restaurant, a menu is the list of options for a diner to select. A menu may be a la carte or table d'hôte. The items that are available for the diner to choose from are broken down into various categorizes, depending on the time of day or the event. A breakfast menu in the Western World has eggs, toast or fruits to help the diner have energy to start the day. Grain and protein are considerations as well. The lunch and dinner items are larger portions of food because one becomes hungrier later on in the day after consuming energy. A degustation menu however may combine elements from breakfast, lunch and dinner. Toms Diner, a restaurant in New York made familiar by Suzanne Vega and the television sitcom Seinfeld For other uses, see Restaurant (disambiguation). ... A la carte (also à la carte), is a French phrase meaning from the menu, and it is used in restaurant terminology in one of two ways: First, it may refer to a menu of items priced and ordered separately rather than selected from a list of preset multi-course meals... Table dhote is a French phrase which literally means hosts table but is used to indicate a menu where multi-course meals with limited choices are charged at a fixed rate. ... Breakfast is a meal preceding lunch or dinner and usually eaten in the morning. ... The term Western world or the West can have multiple meanings depending on its context. ... Look up egg in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A classic two-slot toaster Toast is bread that has been browned by exposure to dry heat. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with List of fruits. ... The word grain has several meanings, most being descriptive of a small piece or particle. ... A representation of the 3D structure of myoglobin, showing coloured alpha helices. ... Lunch is a meal that is taken at noon or in the early afternoon. ... Dinner is a term with several meanings. ... Degustation (Dego) is the tasting of food. ...

In Mary Douglas' article, "Deciphering A Meal" she asserts the menu is very important because iti is the basis of all society. Through picking items off of a menu, one can learn a lot about a person. If they choose meats or high-protein food, it demonstrates their activity and need to replenish their [nergy supply. On the other hand, if the items chosen are vegetables or dessert, one could conclude that the person is a vegetarian or they like large amounts of sugar. While this does not apply absolutely, it may give insight into the lives or people by what they order. ... Various meats Meat, in its broadest modern definition, is all animal tissue intended to be used as food. ... Vegetables in a market Vegie garden Venn diagram representing the relationship between fruits and vegetables For other uses, see Vegetable (disambiguation). ... WINKY DESSERTS!!!!!! ... Magnified view of refined sugar crystals. ...

It is also possible to conclude social class, by what is ordered or what the menu is like. If the menu is fancier than one would assume that the people dinning there are of a higher class or wealthy. Social class refers to the hierarchical distinctions between individuals or groups in societies or cultures. ... Wealth is an abundance of items of economic value, or the state of controlling or possessing such items, and encompasses money, real estate and personal property. ...

What a menu consists of

Most menus have various choices of food, from appetizers to the main course to dessert. These are usually found on booklets that restaurants give their customers. A menu can also have food that can be eaten without silverware that may be called called finger food, hors d'oeuvre or canapés). This being said, courses are usually consumed in a set order: apéritif - an alcoholic drink taken as an appetizer before a meal; soup; entrée; main course; dessert; cheese; coffee. Sorbets such as ginger, beetroot or mint may be served between courses as palate cleansers. Appetizer has several meanings: Appetizer is another name for Hors dÅ“uvre, a meal served before the main dishes of a meal. ... The main course is the main dish of a multidished meal. ... WINKY DESSERTS!!!!!! ... Starch-polyester disposable cutlery Cutlery refers to any hand utensil used in preparing, serving, and especially eating food. ... Finger food is food eaten with the hands, in contrast to food eaten with a knife and fork, chopsticks, or other utensils. ... Hors dœuvre (or alternatively appetizer or starter) refer to the food served before or outside of (French: hors) the main dishes of a meal (the œuvre). ... A canapé or canape is a small, prepared, and usually decorative hors doeuvres which is held in the fingers, and often eaten in one bite. ... An apéritif is an alcoholic drink usually enjoyed as an appetizer before a large meal. ... Soup is a savoury liquid food that is made by boiling ingredients, such as meat, vegetables and beans in stock or hot water, until the flavor is extracted, forming a broth. ... For the university exchange program ENTREE, see European Network for Training and Research in Electrical Engineering. ... The main course is the main dish of a multidished meal. ... WINKY DESSERTS!!!!!! ... Cheese is a solid food made from the curdled milk of cows, goats, sheep, or other mammals. ... Coffee in beverage form. ... Sorbet (or sorbetto, sorbeto) is a frozen dessert made from iced fruit puree and other ingredients. ... Binomial name Zingiber officinale Roscoe 25. ... A beet (called beetroot in the United Kingdom and its former colonies, as well as table beet, garden beet, blood turnip or red beet) is a plant of the genus Beta of which both the leaves and root are edible. ... Species See text The true mints are perennial herbs in the Family Lamiaceae. ... The palate is the roof of the mouth in humans and vertebrate animals. ...

See also

In computing and telecommunications, a menu is a list of commands presented to an operator by a computer or communications system. ...

External link

  • Food Timeline - Culinary History Timeline: Social history, manners & menus

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Compact Menu is an extension for the Mozillan Browser (Firefox) and Mail client (Thunderbird) that allows you to reorganize the menu options on the menu bar in such a way that the user has more horizontal space on the menu bar to add buttons or other options.
It allows you to have one option called 'Menu' which acts as a drop-down list in which the normal menu items are shown in the order that they would appear on the menu bar.
Compact Menu is not compatible with Firefox 1.6a1 and beyond.
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