I write a lot of cookery posts and come across different terminology at times…Some I have come across already as they are sometimes a source of amusement between myself and my American cousins.But I am aware that a lot of my readers do come from the US and probably wonder what I am talking about sometimes or indeed like me visit my friend Mr. Google to find out.Hence this little list.. well…19 of what I think are the most used and often misunderstood. Most are culinary with just 2 ( which have no relation to food) one of which makes me smile as I can visualize the look on my American families faces which are saying…What!
Confectioners Sugar. Icing Sugar.
Cookies, Crackers. Biscuits.
Graham Crackers. Digestive Biscuits.
Molasses. Dark Treacle.
Plastic Wrap. Cling Film.
Gyro. Doner Kebab.
Skillet. Frying Pan.
Snow Peas. Mangetout.
Pot Pie. Pie.
White Sauce. Gravy.
Green Onions. Spring Onions.
Now my two which are totally unrelated to Food.
Speed Bump. Sleeping Policeman.
Yes, I know in the US it always refers to an Apple Computer.