Which is correct?
I don't like spicy food.
I don't like spicy foods.
Could you elaborate?
What is the difference,
spicy food and spicy foods?
'I like' following by a noun must be plural. For example, I like apples, I like oranges, I like pumkins, I like cabbage, I like french fries, etcs.
I like french fry is not possible, right.
- I like this french fry. It is the only one that is not burned.
- Can I have one french fry from your plate?
- I like a french fry or two with my drink, but I don't ever eat more than two.
There is supposedly a difference between the singular and the plural of mass nouns. Here's what Wiki says about pluralizing mass nouns:
Two common situations of this process are
-when speaking of either servings/measurements of a substance ("Two waters please")
-or of several types/varieties ("waters of the world").
Presumably "spicy foods" is used to stress the idea of the many types/varieties of spicy food -- maybe thinking of its different functions (main dish, dip, sauce) or its varying origins (Asian, Mexican).
I think it would be quite common to say, "I like some spicy foods but not others." This does carry the speaker's wish to stress their variety.