A plate is a concave bowl and usually rounded that has an edge and that is used to serve the food . Typically, once the food is prepared, they are served on plates and that they are brought to the table so that people can eat in them.
For example: “Why are there five dishes on the table? If we are only four ... ”, “Be careful that the food does not overflow from the plate”, “Last night, when I was washing the dishes, one fell and broke”.
By extension to this meaning, the notion of dish is also used to name the meals served on it and to the amount of foods which houses inside: “I loved the main course, but I didn't like the dessert”, “The orange duck is my favorite dish”, “Uncle Osvaldo ate three noodle dishes at dinner”.
Continuing with this meaning, it is common to talk about regional dishes , for example, to encompass all recipes that belong to a specific geographical place, as well as international dishes to talk about foods that come from different parts of the world. The use of such expressions is normal in food houses and hotels, among other establishments in which the catering service is offered to customers.
In a non-vegetarian restaurant menu, thanks to this use of the term it is possible to distinguish between the following types of dishes:
* incoming : Usually, they are made up of soups, juices, creams and salads. In some restaurants there is today's menu which combines this dish with a main and dessert, always including a glass of juice or a small salad to complement the entree;
* First : usually consists of stews, vegetables, rice, eggs, legumes and pasta. Shells and mussels can also be part of this dish;
* second or main : Normally, it is made up of recipes that include fish or meat as an ingredient principal ;
* dessert : It can be of dairy origin (such as ice cream, custard or yogurt, for example), a fruit or some kind of cake.
There are dishes that are used for support hot cups or wells on its surface . It is common, in this sense, that each cup of coffee has its corresponding dish and that, in the table , always be present on it.
The decorative plates , on the other hand, exhibit attractive designs and hang on the wall by way of ornamentation: “Look at the dish we brought from our trip to Montevideo”, “My grandmother has dishes with Patagonian motifs on the dining room wall”.
Dish, in addition, is the name that receives a disk which is used as a target in shooting competitions and the designation of the piece that, in the bikes , link the pedals with the rear wheel through a chain.
He shower plate , on the other hand, it is a base that is manufactured with materials such as acrylic, natural stone, stoneware or mineral load and that is located under the shower to receive the Water , lead it to the drain and thus avoid seepage into the ground. Since the decoration of the bathroom is very important for many people, there are an infinite number of models and sizes of shower trays, each designed to meet the different needs of each buyer, such as non-slip protection and resistance to products cleaning.
In some countries Finally, a dish is a funny scene , which causes grace: “Maria thought it was Ludmila's birthday today and brought her a gift, but she was confused by date: it was a plate!. Similarly, it is possible to qualify someone as a dish if it is very fun, if it has a natural grace: "Sure, when Jorge came in, it wasn't two seconds before we started laughing; it's a plate!"