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Old 01-07-2005, 08:51 AM   #11
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Hi Crewsk..Rocket is another name for Arugala.
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Old 01-07-2005, 08:53 AM   #12
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Thanks chez suz! It is another thing that's in this pasta book that really threw me.
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Old 01-08-2005, 08:25 AM   #13
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Sometimes recipe books use the French word - roquette.. I like it in salads as it has a nice, slightly bitter note.
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Old 01-08-2005, 01:17 PM   #14
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i have a british gardening book that took me a while to figure out all of the different names of things across the pond, but now i use it as a reference for when i get stuck in a recipe with a strange name i don't recognize.
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Old 01-08-2005, 04:54 PM   #15
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I still confuse people, I am sure the locals in my village are going to by an Australian-English dictionary! The peppers thing baffles me, they'll still always be capsicums to me!!!

Whoever thought veggies could be so complicated??
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Old 01-09-2005, 09:42 AM   #16
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I guess I'm not the only one who buys cookbooks that aren't USA! I'm almost as likely to use the metric measurements on my cups as the "American" side!
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Old 01-09-2005, 09:54 AM   #17
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It's the 'cups' measurements that put me off trying a lot of US recipes... I am an unreconstructed 'Imperial measurement' sort of a woman - I can DO metric when forced (we are supposed only to buy and measure in metric in the UK - but butchers, greengrocers etc 'display' their goods in metric,but will sell in Imperial for people like me) 8)

Modern UK recipes are all metric - so I'm using that system of measurement more and more nowadays. But family recipes (going back nearly 300 years in some cases!) all use imperial - so I haven't bothered to 'update' them into metric.
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Not having been brought up Imperial at all I panicked coming from Oz to UK about buying stuff by weight, and was so pleased to see everything in grams and kilos, even if I am the only one at the counter ordering by grams!!!
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Old 01-10-2005, 05:43 AM   #19
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Thing is when people mention rocket I don't know whether they mean the wide and long type leaved rocket or the thin, multi-frond leaved version that is called "wild rocket" here.

And don't even get me started on the whole onion issue. Three english speaking countries with countless recipes using a variety of different terms for onions...and sometimes even mixing them up in the one country.

God bless The Cook's Thesaurus probably one of my highest rated sites available on the net.
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Old 01-10-2005, 07:08 AM   #20
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Y'all are great! Luckly for me, the measurements in this cookbook are listed in kilos & cups. :D Thanks again for the explination of rocket & aubergine! :D
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