Dream about rotten food is an evidence for growth despite going through some hardship and difficult period. You need to cool off and not let your temper get out of hand. There is something that you need to do or say, that is literally difficult to swallow. This expresses a loss of independence and lack of autonomy. You may be in a rut and are tired of the same daily monotony.
Rotten food dream stands for someone who is addicted to drugs or someone in an obsessive relationship. You are not taking care of the things you treasure. You may be going through a situation in your life where you feel that you are being treated like a student or in which you feel you are being put to a test. Your dream symbolises a difficult situation that may get your hands dirty. You may be putting your thoughts in order and getting your facts straight.
If you dreamt about rotten food:
You may find your romantic situation to be very trying. Much as you would like to stabilize the relationship between you, you may have to put this off for a while, as the slightest little difference may spark off a misunderstanding. You generally like to compromise, but may not be able to on this occasion. However, things will get better in a day or two.