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ryouri vs tabemono

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Hi guys.

I'm just wondering if both the phrases make sense given the distinction between 料理 and 食べ物:

からい料理をたべられますか。
からい食べ物をたべられますか。

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What do you think the difference is?
 

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My understanding is that 料理 is prepared food and is often interpreted as 'cuisine', while 食べ物 encapsulates food in a broader sense, likely including 料理 within it.
 

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Yes, that's right. So, curry rice can be categorized into both からい料理 and からい食べ物, but cayenne pepper is からい食べ物, and not からい料理.
As for your initial question, both are valid.
 
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