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By now you know how much I love to contemplate food, but I also enjoy contemplating food words, especially those from other languages.  Doesn’t fresa sound perfect for a fresh strawberry? And fromage has the rich, gooey feel that’s just right for cheese. Though in the same language, culinary terminology in England and the US can be quite different. Growing up with a British mum (plus assorted family and friends), I was privileged to gain an alternative food vocabulary.  Here are a few of my favorite American  → British “translations”:

ARUGULA → ROCKET

EGGPLANT → AUBERGINE

CILANTRO → CORIANDER

ZUCCHINI → COURGETTE

FRENCH FRIES → CHIPS

POTATO CHIPS → CRISPS

COOKIES → BISCUITS

SAUSAGES → BANGERS

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