aubergine/eggplant
coriander/cilantro
courgette/zucchini
double cream/heavy cream
maize/corn
sultanas/golden raisins
french beans/green beans
haricot beans/navy beans
crisps/potato chips
chips/French fries
cornflour/cornstarch
swede/rutabaga
spring onions/scallions or green onion
desiccated coconut/shredded coconut
mangetout/snowpeas
marrow/squash
beetroot/beet
mature cheese/sharp cheese
pulses/legumes
rocket/arugula
runner beans/string beans
broad beans/fava beans
single cream/light cream
stock cube/bouillon cube
stock/broth
treacle/molasses
cos lettuce/romaine lettuce
bap/hamburger bun
biscuit (sweet)/cookie
biscuit (savoury)/cracker
caster sugar/superfine granulated
chicory/endive
pips/seeds
stoned/seeded or pitted


Kitchen utensils and cooking terms

Bain Marie - double boiler
cooker - oven
baking tray - cookie sheet
barbeque - grill
casserole - Dutch oven
frying pan - skillet
grill - broil
puree - paste
sieve - strainer
cling film - plastic wrap
hob - range
tea towel - kitchen towel

UK grams US cups/tbsp
15g........... 1 tbsp
30g........... 2 tbsp
60g........... 4 tbsp
75g........... 1/3 cup
115g......... 1/2 cup (1 stick butter)
170g......... 3/4 cup
450g......... 2 cups
900g......... 4 cups

Imperial measurements / Metric equivalents

1 pint .........................0.568 litre
1 quart .......................1.136 litres
1 gallon ......................4.546 litres
1 pint .........................0.473 litre
1 quart .......................0.946 litre
1 gallon ......................3.785 litres


Metric measurements / Imperial equivalents
1 litre ............................1.76pints
1 litre ............................2.1 pints

UK: metric.............US: cups
25ml..........................6 tsp/2 tbsp
50ml..........................1/4 cup (4 tbsp)
70ml......................... 1/3 cup
100ml........................ scant ½ cup
115ml........................1/2 cup
150ml....................... 2/3 cup
175ml....................... 3/4 cup
200ml........................scant 1 cup
225ml........................1 cup (16tbsp)
350ml........................1 ½ cups
400ml........................1 ¾ cups
425ml........................scant 2 cups
450ml........................2 cups (1 pint US)
550ml........................2 ½ cups (1 pint UK)

OVEN TEMPERATURES
UK: degrees C/gas ...... US: degrees F
110C/gas ¼ .............. 225F
120C/gas 1/2..............250F
140C/gas 1.................275F
150C/gas 2.................300F
160C/gas 3.................325F
180C/gas 4.................350F
190C/gas 5.................375F
200C/gas 6.................400F
220C/gas 7.................425F
230C/gas 8.................450F
240C/gas 9.................475F






more to come...

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In the US, cilantro refers to the fresh herb, coriander refers to the ground seed.
Never ask for capsicum in the US - they look at you like you're a crazy person.
Yeah, it's also a good idea not to pick your nose after you've just been chopping capsicum.
Capsicum (as I know it) is probably the mildest of peppers. Is tomato technically a pepper ?
Here in France we have poivron for what to describe (sweet pepper), and piment for the 'hot' pepper. Many people aren't even aware they're related - I believe that, technically, both are capsicum (or capsicae?), a term only botanists use.

As far as I can remember, tomatoes belong to another family, which also includes potatoes.
They're all in the same family: Chiles, tomatoes, potatoes, deadly nightshade (belladonna), petunias, etc...
Aww, yes, the Solanaceae family (which also include tobacco). I shouldn't have written 'family' in the first place. What I meant is the tomato isn't a Capsicum (which is a genus, not a family - technically speaking).
When you wrote "capsicum", I was thinking of hot chiles.

Tomatoes and peppers are in the solanaceae family, the same as deadly nightshade.
Or this.
Next post will be all about spicy food!! : )

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