Food is a collection of Items that provide nutrition. 1 Unit of Food provides 20 nutrition. When a Dwarf eats, they can acquire more nutrition than their hunger bar reveals. They will remain full until the excess is depleted. There is no need to micro-manage the eating habits of Dwarves in the current version.
Below is a table of Food items, how many 'Food Units' they're worth, and the nutrition they provide.
Planned Features Edit
Cooking meals is a feature planned for a future release. Having more variety of basic food is also planned.