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Ju

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1. The restaurant serves good food at affordable prices.

2. I love Italian food, especially pasta.

3. He was told to cut down on salty and fatty foods.

I found the above examples from Longman dictionary.

Can I put "foods" instead of "food" in sentence 1 and 2?

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tedmc

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I think the singular is preferred unless the emphasis is on different types of food.
 

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When I want to buy food I go to the grocery store, because that's where they sell food. They sell food at the grocery. That's where I go to buy food.

We don't normally pluralize food, although it is done occasionally as in your example three (3). Even that one could be:

He was told to cut down on salty and fatty food.
 

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I found the above examples [STRIKE]from[/STRIKE] in the Longman dictionary.

Can I put "foods" instead of "food" in sentences 1 and 2?

See above. You find words and definitions in a dictionary. If you want to use "from", say something like "I took these sentences from the Longman dictionary".
 
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