Foods That Start With P

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In the words of the renowned author J.R.R Tolkien, “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” Food is one of the many undeniable pleasures of life.

Every festivity and occasion is celebrated with food and the right food with the right company settles in your mind as one of its fondest memories.

Let’s have a look at some of our most-enjoyed foods beginning with the letter P.

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European cuisine

Polish chicken soup

Polish chicken soup, popularly called Rosol, is a traditional soup from Poland. Having a thick, broth-like consistency, its aroma is unmatched and it is culturally thought to have ‘healing powers. No matter what the occasion, you can’t go wrong with Polish chicken soup!


This all too familiar breakfast confection is a favorite amongst people of all ages. Prepared like a regular cake, it is simply made in a pan instead of baking the batter. The dish is often served with whipped cream and maple syrup, which makes it all the more flavorsome!

Potato salad

Believed to have originated in Germany, potato salads are a staple side dish for many. They are super easy and quick to prepare, often made by boiling and mashing potatoes and mixing them with sour cream, vinegar, eggs, and seasonings. Not only can it be served as a side dish, but also be eaten as a light daytime snack!


Peinirli, also called a pizza boat, is a dish of Greek origin. Made with a thin, crusty, boat-shaped base layer topped with a variety of savory ingredients, the peinirli is something your taste buds would never forget. There are various recipes to make the dish available online for you to learn to easily bake it at home.


If you are into medieval food, this dessert is just what you need to try. Peperkoek also called ontbijtkoek or simply honey cake is a traditional Dutch butter cake. It is tangy, often because of cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg in the ingredients.

Peppermint cookies

When it comes to confections, who doesn’t love cookies? Peppermint cookies are distinctly flavored biscuits baked like regular chocolate cookies but with peppermint. The resulting taste is to die for! Consume them with a glass of fresh milk for an even more mouth-watering experience.


Petulla is a yummy snack of Albanian origin made by frying dough. These crispy delights may be eaten on their own or along with feta cheese or honey for an appetizing combination. These little crackers are super easy to make as well! These are perfect to serve at tea time or even to be made for a light daytime snack.

Pease pudding

Pease pudding is a yummy pudding made with legumes mixed with salt and spices. It is often eaten alongside bacon or ham. The pudding is thought to have originated in the United Kingdom.

Pomegranate feta salad

If you are a salad lover or just want to give a new side serving a try, pomegranate feta salad is a must-try. It is the perfect mix of salty cheese enriched with the sweet and sour taste of pomegranate seeds. The salad is often dressed with red vinegar to further accentuate the piquancy.


A snack of German origin, pretzels are loop-shaped snacks made from dough. They are a form of baked pastries with a soft texture which makes them a perfect snack for any time and place. Multiple seasoned pretzels are available including garlic and cheese. These yummy baked treats were served at wedding ceremonies as early as the 16th century!


Pot pie is the perfect dish for meat lovers. Made with a meaty filling inside a pie crust, this cuisine leaves the taste buds dying for more. A variety of meat fillings are used in pot pies including beef, seafood, and chicken. Here is my chicken pot pie winner recipe!


Porridge is a widely eaten breakfast cereal made from grain plants. It is often popular in English literature as it has even been referred to in the famous fairytale ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears”, a childhood favorite for many. Rich in starch, it is a perfect energy-filling meal to start the day.

Mediterranean cuisine


You have surely heard of pasta, everyone’s preferred Italian cuisine. Prepared in many different ways, this yummy flour-based cuisine is perfect for any occasion, be it fancy dinners or children’s parties. The dish is typically made by boiling pasta and then mixing it with stir-fried veggies, meat chunks, and pasta sauce, though the preparation methods vary with region and culture.


Parmegiana is a scrumptious Italian dish made sliced aubergine layered along with tomato sauce and cheese. It is prepared by baking. The dish is eaten in several parts of the world and the filling varies from region to region depending on preferences.


Pizza is yet another one of our dearest Italian cuisines. Made with baked dough topped with tomato paste, veggies, and various other toppings, this delightful cuisine is loved by all. Available in a variety of different flavors and sizes, it is one of the most widely-eaten dough based foods. Did you know that over 5 billion pizzas are sold every year around the globe?!


Pancetta is a way of preparing bacon, usually from belly meat. The meat is generally cut into thin slices and seasoned with salt and other spices. It is then dried and rolled into log-like pieces to be cooked. Pancettas chunks can also be added into soups and stews for appetizing bites.


Panini is an Italian sandwich made with grilled bread. It can be made with a variety of fillings as per an individual’s taste. They make perfect tea-time snacks! Start your day with this nutritious breakfast for boosted energy levels throughout the day.

American cuisine

Peach pie

When it comes to fruit pies, only a few are as rich in taste as peach pie. Consisting of a thick filling made of drained peaches inside a baked crust, this dessert will leave your tastebuds craving for more. You may serve it with vanilla ice cream to further accentuate the pleasure.


Popcorn is everyone’s go-to movie snack. Made by popping corn kernels, the snack is often smeared with salted butter or eaten with dips. Healthy, light, and appetizing, popcorns are the perfect snack for any time of the day.

Pumpkin pie

Pumpkin is enjoyed in many ways, pumpkin pie being one of the most popular ones. Made with a spiced custard filling layered inside a crispy crust, the dessert is delightful. It is a very popular item to be served at Thanksgiving dinners in the United States.

Pecan pie

Pecan pie is a South American specialty. This delight is made with pecan nuts, eggs, butter, and sugar-filled inside a delicious crust, and can be made with a variety of additional seasoning. The dish is popularly mentioned as a serving at Christmas and Thanksgiving events in American literature.

Pepperoni rolls

Pepperoni rolls are a popular meaty snack in West Virginia. It is made by inserting a pepperoni filling inside the dough and baking it. These are super tasty snacks great for supper times or picnics!

Poached eggs

Poached eggs are a very popular way to eat eggs. This delicious breakfast meal is prepared by boiling an egg without the shell at high temperatures such that the yolk remains runny. It is a super healthy way to eat egg as opposed to frying as well. Poached eggs are thought to have been invented by a hotel chef for a Wall Street broker named Lemuel Benedict in 1894, which is why they are also known as ‘Eggs Benedict’.

Pina Colada

Pina colada is a super refreshing Puerto Rican cocktail. It is the perfect blend of pineapple juice, coconut, and rum. Typically served on ice, this is a great drink for your summertime days! So if you “like Pina Coladas and gettin’ caught in the rain” like the renowned rock artist Rupert Holmes, this drink is for you!

Potato chips

Potato chips are easily one of the most popular snacks out there. Made with fried finely cut potato slices, these are super quick to make and are loved by all. They may also be baked or roasted. Potato chips are perfectly delicious on their own, or they may be eaten along with dips like ranch sauce, ketchup, or cheese dip.

Asian cuisine

Purple rice

Purple rice is made by cooking white and black rice together such that the overall dish gets a purplish hue to it. This is a delicious variety of rice dishes often eaten in Asian cultures such as Korea. As black rice contains a strong antioxidant called anthocyanin, it has great health benefits as well!


Reading about food always gets one’s mouth all watery, but everyone loves to do it nonetheless. We hope you enjoyed this elaborate list of foods and found it to be highly informative for yourself. Thank you for reading!


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