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    a word for a food with many different ingredients and flavors

    Is there a word for a food with many different ingredients and flavors?

    Would "multi-flavored food" work?

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    Re: a word for a food with many different ingredients and flavors

    No. If you mean a dish with many different ingredients and flavours, try jambalaya, bouillabaisse, chop suey, ratatouille, paella etc.

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    Re: a word for a food with many different ingredients and flavors

    Multi-flavored is not natural.

    If you're referring to the flavor itself, you can call it complex.

    Rover named some dishes with a lot of ingredients. Are you looking for names of specific dishes that have a lot of ingredients? Some less specific types of dishes include:

    - casserole (a.k.a. hot dish)
    - stew
    - salad
    - hash
    - pasta

    You can look up what they are.
    Last edited by Charlie Bernstein; 20-Jan-2021 at 04:46.
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    Re: a word for a food with many different ingredients and flavors

    I'm not looking for the name of a specific dish. I'm looking for an "adjective" to describe a dish like Jambalaya.

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    Re: a word for a food with many different ingredients and flavors

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    I'm not looking for the name of a specific dish. I'm looking for an "adjective" to describe a dish like Jambalaya.
    You're looking for an adjective, not an "adjective". That is, unlike in this one, "adjective" is an integral part of your sentence, not a word being discussed.

    I'm sure you'll find some ideas on recipe sites.
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