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#1 Tue 21 Feb 12 4:48am

Kaitlyn

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British<->American

Does anyone know of a site that would help clarify terms?

I know that eggplant is known by another name in the UK, but maybe other foods are known by one name here and another name there. question

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#2 Tue 21 Feb 12 6:23am

Kiwi Kris

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Re: British<->American

Hi Kaitlyn!
Here's a extract from Wiki....

Aubergine is also the name of the purple color resembling that of the fruit and is a commonly known color scheme applied to articles as diverse as cloth or bathroom suites.

The name eggplant, rather than aubergine, is used in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, and refers to the fruits of some 18th century European cultivars which were yellow or white and resembled goose or hen's eggs.

In Indian, South African, Malaysian and Singaporean English, the fruit brinjal, being derived directly from the Portuguese beringela. A less common British English word is melongene, which is also from French (derived) from Italian "melanzana" from Greek "μελιτζάνα". In the Caribbean Trinidad, it also goes by "meloongen" from melongene.

Here's the link to Wikipedia for more info....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eggplant

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#3 Tue 21 Feb 12 7:25am

JoyYamDaisy

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Re: British<->American

This one has lots of terms Kaitlyn smile
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/tips/cooking-terms.html

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#4 Tue 21 Feb 12 8:29am

mummza

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Re: British<->American

Aubergine = eggplant
Zucchini = courgette
Scallions = spring onions
Cilantro = coriander
Heavy cream = double cream
Cornstarch = Cornflour
Fine sugar = caster sugar
Powder sugar = icing sugar
Rutabaga = sweede
Potato chips = crisps
Fries/ French fries = chips ( but if they are cut very thin they are French fries !)

(The Amarican name for rocket has just flown from my head !)
There are more but I can't think just now .

Iwill look at the links later when I'm at the computer as at the moment I am using my phone ! thumbsup

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#5 Tue 21 Feb 12 9:28am

Kiwi Kris

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Re: British<->American

Whoops! Sorry there, Kaitlyn...after reading both Joy's & Mummza's comments - I've just clicked that you meant other food terms not just eggplant!!

Are pancakes called flapjacks (or are they the same?) over in the U.S.?

American hotdogs are a bun + sausage + fav sauce/pickles etc...in N.Z. a hotdog is a battered sausage on-a-stick (much like your corn dogs!)!

Hmm! I'm racking my brain now  hmm  !! wink

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#6 Tue 21 Feb 12 10:14am

minerva

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Re: British<->American

Britain><The Rest of the World......
......Piegate...................!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Maree, Ashen..............where are you????????)


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#7 Tue 21 Feb 12 10:30am

falconcy

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Re: British<->American

Rocket = Arugula

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#8 Tue 21 Feb 12 10:35am

mummza

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Re: British<->American

thats it... Arugula !  big_smile

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#9 Tue 21 Feb 12 10:41am

mummza

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Re: British<->American

this is what I call...

flapjacks... (UK)
http://www.healthyflapjacks.com/flapjac … ecipe.html

English Pancakes ...
http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=how+to … CEEQrQMwAA

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#10 Tue 21 Feb 12 10:52am

minerva

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Re: British<->American

Jam = Jelly
Jelly = Jello

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