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I have made up the two similar examples below.

(1a) I say to John, "My friends and I are enjoying all the food you've cooked for my birthday party. There's a dish over there that has steak, mashed potatoes and turkey ham served with gravy. I really want some more of it."

(1b) I say to John, "My friends and I are enjoying all the food you've cooked for my birthday party. There's a dish over there that has steak, mashed potatoes and turkey ham served with gravy. I really want some more food from it."

My non-native English speaking friends think both phrases in bold are OK. What is your opinion? Thank you very much.

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As far as the bold part is concerned, (1b) does not seem a very natural thing to say in this context in real life. (1a) is OK.

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The major problem is that you've already specified the food in the openning sentences. So, going back to the word "food" in the last sentence seems a but ambiguous.

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