make (food)

You've probably learned to use the word "cook" to describe preparing food. But you can also use "make".

"Make" is a more general term, because "cook" should only be used to describe making food using heat. So you can "cook" pasta or "make" pasta, but it's odd to "cook" something like a sandwich. Instead, say:

I'm making a sandwich. You want one?

You can "make" meals:

Do you want me to make dinner?

Or drinks that require some preparation:

I'll make some tea.

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