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Old Sat, Jan-04-03, 23:17
nn2lose nn2lose is offline
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Plan: Atkins
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Default UK -> USA differences

I smile as I read these posts... as an American living in the UK I have struggled with many of these name differences... took me awhile before I figured out what Aubergine was... and I still learn things every day (i.e., Mangetout = snowpeas).

I'm posting because UK measuring cups are different than USA measuring cups (this might have been mentioned by I didn't see it...). It is okay as long as you don't mix the two (I have a set of each in my kitchen) in a single recipe. I believe the American set is slightly larger.

Another good site for conversions is www.allrecipe.com ~ I've printed out farenheit to celsius conversions (oven temps), grams/ounces etc... and posted them on the insides of my kitchen cabinet doors. It all still does my head in, so I'm glad there's an Atkins book that has UK words and measurements in it!

What I knew as Canadian Bacon in the states is very very similar to what I have found is 'regular' bacon here... I love the bacon here!!! and my scottish dh likes the streaky bacon in the states ... Of course, we love all bacon

Kielbasa is a sausage type of meat. Processed, I think ~

tempeh I believe(?) is kinda sorta like a vegan alternative to soy sauce (it is a dark liquid, I think.... used to be served with alternative foods at a restaurant I worked at a long time ago), you may be able to find something about it if you were to do a word search on google...?

Cilantro is the Spanish word for Coriander leaves... it is often found as a main herb seasoning in Mexican salsa.

There is an excellent book (not a low-carb cookery book) called "American Cooking in England" by Delora Jones ~ it gives lots of information on name differences, as well as some other cultural differences in the kitchen that exist between the UK and the USA. For instance, I didn't know that cuts of meat are different until I saw the diagrams in this book.

http://www.glencoehouse98.freeserve.co.uk/
is the book's website... I don't mean for this to be advertising the book... only that I've found it extremely useful.

I hope this has helped a bit....
x
Carrie in Scotland
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Old Tue, Jan-21-03, 10:58
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Default hope this helps

British and U.S. Cooking Terms
British U.S.

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aubergine eggplant
bangers sausage
beetroot beet
bilberry blueberry
biscuit cracker or cookie
broad bean fava bean
caster sugar superfine granulated
chips french-fried potatoes
cling film plastic wrap
collops meatballs
corn flour corn starch
cornish pasty meat turnover
courgette zucchini
cream, double heavy cream
cream, single light cream
crisps potato chips
dripping fat from roasted meat
finnan haddie smoked haddock
fish slice spatula
flour, maize cornmeal
flour, strong bread flour; hard-wheat flour
forcemeat stuffing mixture for meat or fish
french bean green bean
gammon ham
golden syrup substitute light corn syrup
groundnut peanut
hand of pork pork shoulder roast
heaped spoonful heaping spoonful
icing sugar confectioners' sugar
joint large cut of meat with bone; roast
marrow zucchini-like squash
mince (n.) ground meat
offal variety meats (liver, heart, kidney)
oxford sauce cumberland sauce
pie dish deep baking dish
pig's trotter pig's foot
pine kernels pine nuts
pips seeds
pluck (n.) heart, liver, and lights (lungs)
pudding dessert
sack sweet sherry
shandy beer with lemonade
silverside beefcut from the rump
stoned seeded
sultanas golden raisins
treacle molasses
tunny tuna

Regards Graham
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Old Sat, Feb-15-03, 12:34
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1 US cup is:

0.24 or approximately litre(s)
236.59 millilitre(s)
0.95 metric cup(s)
US pint(s)
8 US fluid ounce(s)
0.42 UK pint(s)
8.33 UK fluid ounce(s)
1.04 UK cup(s)

So....1 US cup is slightly larger than 1 UK cup....
This cup thing is confusng!

I was wondering, does anyone know anywhere in UK (preferably London)/ internet site where i could purchase these american cup thingy's???

Reena
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Old Sun, Feb-23-03, 03:45
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Progress: 53%
Location: Orpington, UK
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Another vegetable I have added to my eating plan this week is Swede in Fitday it is called Rutabaga. Sainsbury's give the carb value as 2.3 g/100g.

Swede = Rutabaga
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Old Mon, Apr-07-03, 17:43
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http://www.thelowcarbshop.com/
THIS IS A GOOD SITE TO LOOK AT
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Old Sun, Jun-22-03, 14:12
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Location: Newcastle UK
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A British 'slow cooker' is an American 'crock pot'.
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Old Mon, Jun-23-03, 12:10
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Plan: Atkins,PP - wgt in %
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Progress: 10%
Location: Vancouver Island, BC
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Quote:
Originally posted by Reena
1 US cup is:

0.24 or approximately litre(s)
236.59 millilitre(s)
0.95 metric cup(s)
US pint(s)
8 US fluid ounce(s)
0.42 UK pint(s)
8.33 UK fluid ounce(s)
1.04 UK cup(s)

So....1 US cup is slightly larger than 1 UK cup....
This cup thing is confusng!

Reena


Just FYI, in North America (in Canada we use metric quite a bit more than in the US) 250ml is commonly used as a 1-Cup / 8 Fluid Ounces equivalent. So the measures -- such as measuring spoons and measuring cups -- are 'standardized' for easier-to-remember numbers, and aren't precisely equivalent.
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Old Wed, Jul-30-03, 05:15
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JamieDoyle JamieDoyle is offline
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Ok just a quick clarification ;

I understand that when the Veg etc. refers to oz it's Fluid Oz but what about the 3-4oz. Cheese a day.
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Old Tue, Aug-05-03, 14:05
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Originally Posted by JamieDoyle
Ok just a quick clarification ;

I understand that when the Veg etc. refers to oz it's Fluid Oz but what about the 3-4oz. Cheese a day.

Hi, there, JamieDoyle.

Ok, I'm drawing a complete blank on what "veg" is (an Author? a particular lowcarb Plan/Book?) but I can tell you that cheese, like most solids, is by weight so therefore are measured in either Grams or 'mass/avoirdupois' Ounces, not in Fluid Ounces which are volume measures.

So the mass Ounce is 16 to the Pound (old Imperial measure used in Canada before Metric, we don't use Stone) and 28.34 Grams each.

Like this:
Ounces -- Pounds ---------- Grams -- Kilograms
-- 1 -- -1/16th or 0.625 --- --28.3 -- 0.02834
- 16 -- -- 1 -------------- --454.0 -- 0.45400
-0.138 ---2.205 -----------1000.0----1.00000

Your 3 to 4 ounces is therefore approximately 85 to 113grams!

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Old Sun, Oct-19-03, 05:23
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Default Hi Jamie !

I know this was posted months ago, but in case anybody sees it:

Being Norwegian and user of the metric system, I cannot manage this WOE without http://www.convert-me.com

Weight and Mass Weight measures, including metric, Avoirdupois (U.S.), Troy, Apothecaries, old Russian, Japanese, Thai, ancient Greek and Roman.
Distance and Length Measures of length, including metric, British and American, old Russian, Japanese, Thai, ancient Greek and Roman, nautical, typographical and astronomical.
Capacity and Volume Liquid and dry measures of volume, including metric, U.S., British Imperial, Japanese, Thai, old Russian and cooking.

Just great for measures ! Just put in the measure you have and it will convert til to every thinkable measure.... try it !

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Old Tue, Feb-03-04, 06:31
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Plan: atkins
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Location: Herts UK
Question what is it?

can anyone help me out with .....canola oil and cilantro....please
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Old Tue, Feb-03-04, 08:27
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A quick google says that canola oil is made from rapeseed (the evil yellow hayfever things!) and that it's not good for you.

Cilantro = corriander
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Old Tue, Feb-03-04, 12:35
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thanks Doogie!
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Old Tue, Feb-10-04, 01:56
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'Kielbasa' is Polish and Russian for sausage. it is usually a smoked sausage which can be eaten as it comes or cooked.
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Old Wed, Feb-18-04, 15:38
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It looks like the Aussies use the American version of most terms too!
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