In the food context, "spread" refers to a type of food that is spread onto other foods, typically bread or crackers.

Here are some examples of spreads:

  1. Butter - a spread made from milk fat, commonly used on bread and toast
  2. Jam or jelly - a sweet spread made from fruit, often used on toast or in sandwiches
  3. Nut butter - a spread made from ground nuts, such as peanut butter or almond butter, often used in sandwiches or as a dip for fruits and vegetables
  4. Cream cheese - a spread made from a blend of milk and cream, often used on bagels or in dips and spreads
  5. Hummus - a spread made from mashed chickpeas, olive oil, and other ingredients, often used as a dip or sandwich spread
  6. Pâté - a spread made from ground meat or fish, often served on bread or crackers as an appetizer or snack

Here are some similar things to spreads:

  1. Dips - a type of spread that is typically thicker than traditional spreads and used for dipping vegetables, chips, or crackers, such as guacamole, salsa, or spinach dip
  2. Sauces - a liquid or semi-liquid spread made from a mixture of ingredients, such as tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, or hot sauce, used to flavor foods or as a dip
  3. Condiments - a broad category of spreads, sauces, and toppings used to enhance the flavor of food, such as ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, and relish
  4. Spreads for baking - spreads used in baking, such as frosting, ganache, or whipped cream, which are often used to decorate cakes or pastries.

While these food items may share some similarities with spreads, they often have different consistencies and purposes in cooking and serving.

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