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International Cooking Terms

UK and most of world    USA
Aubergine    Eggplant
Baking tray    Baking sheet
Bangers    Sausages
Beetroot    Beet
Bicarbonate of soda    Baking soda
Biscuits    Cookies
Broad beans    Fava beans
Cake tin    Cake/ baking pan
Capsicums    Sweet or bell peppers
Castor sugar    Sugar, superfine
Celery stick    Celery rib
Chips    French-fried potatoes
Chuck steak    Round steak/stewing beef
Coriander    fresh Cilantro
Cornflour    Cornstarch
Courgette    Zucchini
Crisps    Potato chips
Desiccated coconut    Unsweetened desiccated/ shredded coconut
Digestive biscuits    Graham crackers
Double cream    Cream, heavy
Dripping    Fat from roasted meat
Essence    Extract (vanilla, etc.)
Fish slice    Spatula
Forcemeat    Stuffing mix for meat or fish
Frying pan    Skillet
Gammon    Ham
Glac fruits    Candied fruit
Golden syrup    Light molasses
Greaseproof/Parchment paper    Wax paper
Hand of pork    Pork shoulder roast
Hard-boiled eggs    Hard-cooked eggs
Heaped spoonful    Heaping spoonful
Hull    Shuck
Icing sugar    Confectioners'/powdered sugar
Joint    Large cut of meat to roast
Ketchup/tomato sauce    Catsup
King prawns    Jumbo shrimp
Margarine/Butter/Lard    Shortening
Minced meats    Ground meats
Offal    Variety meats (liver, kidney etc)
Paw paw    Papaya
Pig’s trotter    Pig’s foot
Plain flour    All-purpose flour
Pork fat    Fatback
Prawns    Shrimp
Rasher    Slice
Semolina    Farina
Sieve    Strain; strainer
Sift    Strain
Single cream    Cream, light, half-and-half
Spring or salad onions    Scallions, green onions
Stock cubes    Bouillon cube
Strong flour    Bread flour
Sultanas Raisins    seedless, golden
Treacle    Dark molasses
Vanilla pod    Vanilla bean

In case you are unsure about what type of beef to buy, here are two diagrams that may help...




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