Tuesday, 1 August 2006

The linguistics of food blogging

American English
meat is more difficult to map accurately between the two nations, as the animals are butchered differently in the UK to the USA
tenderloin fillet
strip loin porterhouse
porterhouse and t-bone t-bone
short loin sirloin
sirloin rump
flank steak braising steak
ranch steak chuck steak
round steak silverside
top round topside
garbanzo beans chick peas
fava beans broad beans
lima beans butter beans
vegetables and herbs
zucchini courgette
eggplant aubergine
rutabaga / yellow turnip swede
cilantro coriander
coriander coriander seeds
arugula rocket
cornichon or dill pickle gerkin
heavy cream double cream
all purpose flour plain flour
self rising flour self raising flour
cake flour not sure that we have an equivalent
confectioner's sugar / powdered sugar icing sugar
superfine sugar caster sugar
updated 13/08/2007