By: Judy Davie - The Food Coach
Most of you will be too young to remember the Ella Fitzgerald song "Let's call the whole thing off" in which a couple debated how differently they spoke.
One famous verse went like this :
You like potato and I like potahto
You like tomato and I like tomahto
Potato, potahto, tomato, tomahto.
Let's call the whole thing off
How we pronounce words is quite another thing to having a different word altogether.
These days with Amazon sending books all over the world, a book published in any country in the world can turn up on your doorstep without being edited for local reading. For the most part, provided it's been translated into your language, it's not a problem however cookbooks can be confusing.
It's worth knowing what different countries call specific fruit and vegetables so you don't find yourself stumped by an ingredient you've never heard of.
The table below lists some of the more common produce used in Australia, England and US. Feel free to add to this list if you know of any that are missing.
|Beetroot||Beetroot ||Beets |
|Broad beans||Broad beans||Fava beans|
|Capsicum||Bell pepper||Red or Green Peppers|
|Celeriac||Celeriac ||Celery Root|
|Choko ||NA||Chayote |
|Coriander ||Coriander ||Cilantro |
|Eggplant ||Augergine||Eggplant |
|Pumpkin ||Pumpkin||Squash |
|Rocket ||Rocket ||Arugula |
|Shallot||Spring onion ||Scallion|
|Snow pea||Mange tous||Snow pea|
A note on measures
Google will help you out when it comes to converting lbs and oz to metric but it's worth noting that a tablespoon in Australia is 20 ml and in the US, UK and Canada it's 15 ml
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