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Genesis 1:29 ESV
And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.
Food Dips........................................................................
Salsa: In Spanish or Italian, salsa can refer to any type of sauce, but in American English it usually refers to the spicy, often tomato or corn based hot sauces typical of Mexican cuisine, particularly those used as dips. Green Sauces too!
See National Salsa Month for recipes

Sour Cream & Mayonnaise Dips: Sour cream, on its own or combined with mayonnaise and/or other ingredients, a common dip for potato chips. Sour Cream is also common in vegetable dips and fruit dips as well.
See Sour Cream Dip Recipes


Thick Pumpkin Soup is a popular Bread Dip: This soup is delicious and is always served with crusty bread. It is not uncommon at all for it to be used as a bread dip instead of being eaten as a soup because of it's thickness.
See Pumpkin Soup Recipes

Aioli Dip: Aioli is a sauce made of garlic and olive oil. Normally egg is also added for ease of mixing. There are many variations, and one common one is to add mustard. In France, aioli is traditionally served with seafood, fish soup, and croutons. In Australia it's common served with fries.
See Aioli Dip Recipe

Butter Sauce: Butter sauces are not only used for basting food, but are considered a dipping sauce as well.  Flavored butter sauces are always served with lobster and seafood.  They are always served in a separate bowl on the side for dipping. 
See Butter Sauce Recipes

Flavored Oils for dipping Breads: Flavored oils add an excellent taste to fresh garden salads, croutons and as a dip for breads. Make your own homemade oils and use them in your cooking to. To find out how See Flavored Oil Recipes


Fondue: A melted cheese sauce, which rose in popularity in the U.S. and Europe during the 1970s. Fondue can also be served as a dessert sauce. Chocolate fondue is popular served with pound cake and a fruit mix.
See Fondue Recipes

Guacamole for nacho chips: Of Aztec origin, it was originally valued for its high fat and vitamin content.  One of many popular dips associated with Mexico, of mashed avocadoes, onions and chili peppers, used with tortilla chips.
See National Guacamole Day for basic recipe.


Chutneys:  Many authentic chutneys contain significant amounts of fresh green chili peppers; the other main ingredient can be any of a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Most vegetable chutneys are prepared cold in a blender, while many fruit chutneys do require cooking.

Barbecue Sauce: A common sauce often used for grilled meat, and increasingly for non-grilled meat. In the U.S. Southern States it's popular as a dip for fries, sometimes mixed with mayonnaise or mustard.
See Barbecue Sauce Recipes


Meat & Veggie Dips:




Spring Roll Dipping Sauce: Duck sauce is an orange-hued Chinese American condiment used in Chinese American cuisine as a dip for deep-fried dishes, such as spring rolls, egg rolls, noodles, and deep-fried chicken balls. Duck Sauce is almost an American invention, as it is virtually unknown in authentic Chinese cuisine. It is made from sweet plums or other fruit such as peach or apricot, sugar, vinegar, ginger, and chili pepper.













Honey: A common dip for french fries and chicken.
You may enjoy reading about National Honey Month



What is a Dip?
A dipping sauce or dip is a common condiment for many types of food. Dips are used to add flavour to a food, such as pita bread, dumplings, crackers, cut-up raw vegetables, seafood, cubed pieces of meat and cheese, potato chips, tortilla chips, or falafel. Unlike other sauces, instead of applying the sauce to the food, the food is typically put into, or dipped, into the dipping sauce (hence the name). Dips are commonly used for finger foods and other easily held foods.  Dip is a very widespread food; forms of it are eaten all over the world.
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Other Dips

  • Chili con queso, a dip of melted cheese and chili peppers used in Tex Mex cuisine with tortilla chips.
  • Chutney, any of a wide variety of sauces with origins in the sub-continent of India, from freshly chopped herbs in yoghurt, to bottled, spiced fruit mixtures. Used with snacks like deep fried samosas and pakoras.
  • Fish sauce, or nam pla, the fermented fish equivalent of soy sauce, used in southeastern Asian cuisines as a dip for snacks and other foods.
  • Fry sauce, a dip made from ketchup and mayonnaise, eaten with french fries and onion rings.
  • French Dip: Dark thin sauce that is used to dip a hot sandwich consisting of thinly sliced roast beef (or, sometimes, other meats) on a "French roll."
  • Hummus, the Middle Eastern dip of ground chick peas and sesame tahini with spices and lemon juice.
  • Ketchup (also called catsup), often used with french fries, onion rings, and a wide variety of other foods.
  • Marinara sauce, a tomato sauce served with breadsticks, pizza, etc.
  • Mayonnaise, the European egg and oil emulsion that is not only the basis for many dips, but is on its own a dip for fried and grilled vegetables and seafood.
  • Mustard, ground seeds of the mustard plant; variants are used in Asian cuisine.
  • Onion dip (also called "California dip"), a combination of sour cream, minced onions and onion salt.
  • Sour cream, on its own or combined with mayonnaise and/or other ingredients, a common dip for potato chips.
  • Soy sauce, the fermented bean liquid often served in small saucers for dipping a variety of East Asian foods.
  • Sweet and sour sauce, aka plum sauce or duck sauce, a semi-east-Asian chutney, used for dipping fried noodles, dumplings, and other snack foods.
  • Taramasalata, a Middle Eastern dip of carp or codfish roe.
  • Tartar sauce, commonly used with seafood, a mixture of mayonnaise, pickles, and spices.
Learn about National Food Holidays!
See National Food Holiday Directory
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Common Meals
Breakfast • Second Breakfast
Brunch • Lunch • Dinner  • Supper
Tea (meal) • Afternoon Tea • High Tea
A great way to celebrate a Food Holiday
is by hosting a great Party"!
(see party planning)

  • National Potato Chip Day!