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Glossary of Food Translations

September 17, 2009
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Well done to Mrs Saifn for inspiring this post. As you can see this blog has two authors, a Brit and an American. This means that we both will call food/kitchen items what we, naturally call them. However this leads to some pretty funny results. [Cilantro? But they call the seeds coriander seeds? Honestly…]

Here’s a nice glossary. If you have any more food translations, please feel free to add them in the comments and I will add them.

GB flag

US flag

Beetroot

Beets

Plain flour

All-Purpose Flour

Bicarbonate of soda

Baking Soda

Biscuits

Cookies

Pepper

Sweet or Bell pepper

Cornflour

Cornstarch

Aubergine

Eggplant

Rocket

Arugula

Filo pastry

Phyllo pastry

Hundreds and thousands

Sprinkles

Icing sugar

Confectioners sugar

Jelly

Jello

Cling film

Plastic wrap

Spring onion

Scallion

Mangetout

Snow peas or pea pods

Courgette

Zucchini

Scone

Biscuit

Treacle

Molasses

Golden syrup

Corn syrup

Tomato puree

Tomato sauce

Baking sheet

Cookie sheet

Broad beans

Fava or lima beans

Crisps

Chips

Double cream

Heavy cream

Fairy cake

Cupcake

Jam

Jelly or preserves

Kitchen paper

Paper towel

Single cream

Light cream

Swede

Rutabaga

Jacket potato

Baked potato

Grill

Broil

Flaked almonds

Slivered almonds

Swede

Rutabaga

French/Runner bean

String bean

Frying pan

Skillet

Muslin

Cheese cloth

Coriander

Cilantro

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Kristen permalink*
    September 17, 2009 16:36

    Why is the word courgette so funny to me? It sounds like you’re choking on something when you say it.

    • Maz permalink*
      September 17, 2009 16:39

      I love the word courgette, it’s what the actual French call it! We always steal their words come to think of it…

  2. September 17, 2009 17:49

    Wow, you two act fast! Some of the British words crack me up, I don’t know why. I guess you probably had names for these things first. But if rocket is arugula, what do you call an actual rocket?

    • Maz permalink*
      September 17, 2009 17:54

      I’m in the honeymoon stage, I’m counting down the weeks until I begin to resent this blog.
      We call rockets….rockets/missiles/spacecraft/firework etc šŸ˜› There’s only one rocket you can eat šŸ˜‰

      • Kristen permalink*
        September 17, 2009 21:45

        “Iā€™m in the honeymoon stage, Iā€™m counting down the weeks until I begin to resent this blog.”

        Aint that the truth!!

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