Eating (or Drinking, for beverage and potion type items) is an action performed by Gale whenever she consumes an item that can be consumed. In the original Phoenotopia, this process happens while in the Inventory screen and is instantaneous, as Gale will immediately consume an item once it's been selected, and whatever effects it may have occur right away.

In Phoenotopia Awakening, the process is delayed; when an item is selected, Gale will take a few seconds to eat or drink the item. The time it takes to consume an item depends on the item that's been chosen; more valuable or powerful items will take longer to eat or drink.

Gale Eating