What would the name for a list of foods that are not specific to cuisine, cooking technique or ingredient?
This is a question about how to precisely categorize foods using plain English. A curry is a generic name of a dish that has the following, very broad characteristics:
Cuisine: Indian, Thai, Japanese
Cooking technique: stewed, slow cooked
Characteristics: spiced, wet,
Ingredients: spices, a protein, vegetables, stock
As we can see, it can't be categorized by features like its ingredients, cuisine etc. There are lots of dishes that have these broad definitions (soup, salad, burger, cake etc). "Dish" is too unspecific, as under the heading of curry there are korma, pathia etc and these are dishes in their own right. What should I call a list of these broad, cuisine-spanning names?