In English, we have many idioms, or expressions, using words for food.  

For example:

I don’t want to skydive because I’m a chicken, or scared.

My friend is a skydiver.  I think he’s nuts, or crazy.

I want to take a trip but I have no dough, or money.

My dad brings home the bacon, or makes money.

Don’t spill the beans, or tell a secret.

Learning English is a piece of cake, or easy.

We also call romantic partners idioms for food like honey or sugar.

So try to use food idioms in everyday conversation, even if you are in the big apple (New York City)!