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Old Tue, Jul-27-04, 16:34
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Well living in Montreal its all Metric...married a brit and hes been here only 5yrs...so learn them pints of yours cause i use to know all of this till quebec changed to metric...so back to the drawing board and learn metric...and regarding Canadian Bacon, there are 2 kinds...ours is know all over the world and its round and all meat...then you have the slice ones but thicker then the commercial ones of the americans...

a funny thing is when your in usa and crossing over to quebec your driving changes completely....usa is 50 miles an hour and here you hit 100K an hour...so they think we all drive like savages...lol...

lan
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Old Sun, Feb-26-06, 11:29
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This is a very interesting thread

South Africans mostly use the British words, so I was wondering if this sticky could be linked to by another sticky in the "Everywhere" forum? It would be very helpful.

On Fitday, and even in DANDR they only make reference to 10% of the cheeses one gets in SA. To get the correct carb grams I simply consult the Nutritional Information label and then load this as a custom food in Fitday

To make it easier for myself, I simply say 1 oz = 30g, and 1 fl oz = 30ml. Once you know how many ounces are in a gallong, it's all plain sailing from there. I think a gallon = 4 litres = 1000ml.

My biggest problem is with the recipe's on this forum. They often have ingredients we have never heard of before and that makes it a bit tricky Especially sauces etc. A good example would be the cheese chips as a snack. It needs to go on a specific type of paper before it can be heated up in the microwave. Now that specific paper (forgotten the word now) I have no idea what it is, or what the substitute word for it is.

I know that American Jerkey is very similar to a delicassy in SA, called Biltong. I have once tried Jerkey but it was a bit too sweet and rubbery for me And I'm sure an American wouldn't like our Biltong either
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Old Sun, Feb-26-06, 19:11
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The cheese chips can be made on parchment paper (used to line cake tins, looks like grease proof paper), on re-usable silicone/non stick sheets or on the shiny see through stuff that some cheese slices are wrapped in.
Hope this helps,
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Old Mon, Feb-27-06, 02:28
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The cheese chips can be made on parchment paper (used to line cake tins, looks like grease proof paper), on re-usable silicone/non stick sheets or on the shiny see through stuff that some cheese slices are wrapped in.
Hope this helps,
Babs


Hi Babs

Thanks for the reply. That's my problem. I don't know if there's another word for "parchment paper" because I've never seen it or heard of it in SA. Our cheese slices get wrapped in wax paper but in the cheese chips thread it's stated that wax paper cannot be used to make the chips. Was hoping someone in the UK perhaps knew another word for "parchment paper"

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Old Mon, Mar-05-07, 16:02
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I am not sure as I use parchment paper, but greaseproof paper might work.
Actually if you dont mind cleaning up the mess you can make cheese 'chips' on the glass turntable of the microwave without using paper at all.
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Old Tue, Mar-06-07, 11:24
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Most Indian restaurants I have been in call aubergine "brinjal".


Brinjal is actually the Indian English term for aubergine/eggplant. Baingan is the Hindi word for it. So you'll see brinjal in menus throughout India and in Indian restaurants outside. Baingan will come up in certain recipes for example Baingan Bharta.
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Old Wed, Jul-04-07, 13:12
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yes my boyfriend is ffrom Goa, India and he calls is both...dunno why brinjal and baingan.
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This is all very amusing.

Anyone know what runner beans are in the USA?
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Old Tue, Apr-13-10, 15:14
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Grape tomatoes = cherry tomatoes
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This is all very amusing.

Anyone know what runner beans are in the USA?


I think that they are just called green beans and in some regions, Kentucky beans.
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Old Wed, Apr-13-11, 04:31
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I think that they are just called green beans and in some regions, Kentucky beans.


Are all types of long beans called green beans? We have lots of different ones. If you slice them across and they are circular, those are called green or French beans but the flatter lumpy type we call runner beans or string beans.
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Old Sun, Jan-22-12, 14:43
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This is a very interesting thread

I know that American Jerkey is very similar to a delicassy in SA, called Biltong. I have once tried Jerkey but it was a bit too sweet and rubbery for me And I'm sure an American wouldn't like our Biltong either



I know SafferBabe posted this a couple of years ago, but beware of a trap-door I recently found.

I don't know if this is the same across all instances but in Sainsburys, their Beef Biltong (made by a company called 'Unearthed') is 1.1g carbs per 100g - so the 40g pack is a great snack.

On the flip side, the Sainsburys 'Wild West' Beef Jerky is about 22g carbs per 100g (13g per 57g pack). Unbelievable difference. God only knows what they put in it, but it's probably cured in sugar-water or something.

Beware.
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