Trouble with nested function and array of objects

Hi all,

I’m trying to create a new array of prepared foods, but having trouble. How do I use an array as a parameter for my mealMaker function? Am I invoking the cook and slice functions in the wrong place?

// Define a cook function
const cookMeat = (meat) => {
  return "Cooked ${meat}";
};

// Define a slice function
const sliceVeg = (vegetable) => {
  return "${vegetable} slices";
};



// Define a mealMaker function
function mealMaker() {
  var preparedFood = [];
for (let i=0; i < array.length; i++) {
    if (array[i].type=="meat") {
      let meat = array[i].type;
      let preparedMeat = cookMeat();
      preparedFood.push(preparedMeat);
    }
    else if (array[i].type==="vegetable") {
      let vegetable = array[i].type;
      let preparedVeg = sliceVeg();
      preparedFood.push(preparedVeg);
    }
  }
}

const arrayOfFoodObjects = [
  {"food": "beef",
  "type": "meat"
  },
  {"food": "zucchini",
  "type": "vegetable"
  },
  {"food": "beet",
  "type": "vegetable"
  },
  {"food": "chicken",
  "type": "meat"
  }
  ];



// Invoke the mealMaker function and pass the array to it as an argument
mealMaker(arrayOfFoodObjects);

Just add a parameter to your mealMaker function that represents the array and the use the parameter/variable in the function as needed.

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so I made some progress by getting rid of the double quotes in my return statements

// Define a cook function
const cookMeat = (meat) => {
  return `Cooked ${meat}`;
};

// Define a slice function
const sliceVeg = (vegetable) => {
  return `${vegetable} slices`;
};



// Define a mealMaker function
function mealMaker(array) {
  var preparedFood = [];
for (let i=0; i < array.length; i++) {
    if (array[i].type==="meat") {
      let meat = array[i].type.value;
      let preparedMeat = cookMeat(meat);
      preparedFood.push(preparedMeat);
    }
    else if (array[i].type==="vegetable") {
      let vegetable = array[i].type.value;
      let preparedVeg = sliceVeg(vegetable);
      preparedFood.push(preparedVeg);
    }
  }
  return preparedFood;
}


// Define four objects in the following array. Two of each type
const arrayOfFoodObjects = [
  {"food": "beef",
  "type": "meat"
  },
  {"food": "zucchini",
  "type": "vegetable"
  },
  {"food": "beet",
  "type": "vegetable"
  },
  {"food": "chicken",
  "type": "meat"
  }
  ];



// Invoke the mealMaker function and pass the array to it as an argumentconsol
mealMaker(arrayOfFoodObjects);

but it still results in the following array

[ 'Cooked undefined',
  'undefined slices',
  'undefined slices',
  'Cooked undefined' ]
   

not sure why part of it is undefined