George Bernard Shaw said “the British and the Americans are two peoples separated by a common language“. Presumably, he was speaking about food at the time as you will see in the chart below, listing American (left column) and British (right) culinary terms.

AMERICAN
BRITISH

all-purpose flour
plain flour

baking sheet
baking tray

baking soda
bicarbonate of soda

beef cut from the rump
silverside

beet
beetroot

bouillon cubes
stock cubes

bread flour
strong flour

baking pan
cake tin

candied fruit
glacé fruits

catsup, tomato
ketchup

celery rib
celery stalk

cilantro
coriander, fresh

cookies
biscuits

confectioners’ /powdered sugar
icing sugar

cornstarch
cornflour

cream, heavy
double cream

cream, light, half-and-half
single cream

eggplant
aubergine

extract (vanilla, etc.)
essence

farina
semolina

fat from roasted meat
dripping

fatback
pork fat

fava beans
broad beans

flank steak
skirt steak

French-fried potatoes, french fries
chips

graham crackers
digestive biscuits

ground meats
minced meats

ham
gammon

hard-boiled eggs
hard-cooked eggs

heaping spoonful
heaped spoonful

jumbo shrimp
king prawns

large cut of meat to roast
joint

light corn syrup
golden syrup

molasses
treacle

papaya
paw paw

pig’s foot
pig’s trotter

pork shoulder roast
hand of pork

potato chips
crisps

raisins/seedless, golden
sultanas

stewing beef
chuck steak

sausages
bangers

scallions, green onions
spring or salad onions

shortening, vegetable
margarine/butter/lard

shredded coconut
desiccated coconut

shrimp
prawns

(to) shuck
(to) hull

skillet
frying pan

slice
rasher

spatula
fish slice

strain; strainer
sieve

(to) strain
(to) sift

stuffing mixture for meat or fish
forcemeat

sugar, superfine
castor sugar

sweet or bell peppers
capiscums

tomato catsup
tomato ketchup

vanilla bean
vanilla pod

variety meats (liver, kidney, etc.)
offal

wax paper
greaseproof/parchment paper

zucchini
courgette

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