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English Please! What??? Squash is a Vegetable, NO WAY!!!

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Since it has come to my attention that Squash is not a yellow vegetable in the UK. :) and I've been told that there are some foods not available in the UK, please help make this forum American/UK friendly by adding any differences (copy and paste the list as it grows, please) that you may see between the American and UK English understanding of food words.

Thanks,

Peg

Squash = yellow vegetable in USA

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no, orange squash is a veg? i supose u could have this argument with a tomato, although tomato is a fruit alot of people think its veg. if any of you ever watched Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstalls (river cottage) he explained how to tell the diffrence between fruit and veg, i will see if i can dig it out so i can explain to you all

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the little green ones are a winter squash called "green hubbard"...

also the "spagetti squash" is ecxellent too,....

i,ll look for piccies in a mo....

oh and Peg!,...your too much a lady to be allowed to see "marks plesure giving squash",......

petit pan squash ......asda do em ......so not that exotic...

i only buy them when we're BBQ ing,....

only method i know is

cut it in half,

knob of butter inside

put it back together

wrap it in foil

put in a coolish place on bbq

keep stabbing with a skewer to see if soft

eat when soft

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Zucchini=courgette

Eggplant=Aubergine

You can get butternut, kobochi squash (sp) and acorn squash usually. Eating pumpkin is also a new thing for the English.

Summer squash=Marrow

Daikon=Mooli/Muli (only available in Halan shops ususally) or in Holland Vit Vortel or white carrot.

It is also hard to find burdock root here.

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English, Please, List

USA Word UK

vegetable = squash = drink

Splenda = sweetener = Candere

Zucchini = courgette

Eggplant = Aubergine

Mince = Ground

Turnip = Swede

Summer squash (yellow squash) = marrow

Pumpkin:

Rosted pumkin seeds are grand, so is pumkin pie at Thanksgiving and

Jack-o- Lanterns at Halloween.

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There actually is some minced meat in the original yummy pies.

I have those pies for Thanksgiving, too!! I love them.

In fact when I first read mince, I thought you meant the pie. :)

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English, Please, List

USA Word UK

vegetable = squash = drink

Splenda = sweetener = Candere

Zucchini = Courgette

Eggplant = Aubergine

Mince = Ground

Turnip = Swede

Summer squash (yellow squash) = Marrow

Daikon=Mooli/Muli

Okra = Lady Fingers

Cookie = Biscuit

can = tin

raisins = currants

I love a good chicken/sauage or seafood gumbo with tomatoe and okra. YUMMMMMMMY

Do you have some okra recipes, Tatyana?

lady fingers are a type of cookie for USA.

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no, orange squash is a veg? i supose u could have this argument with a tomato, although tomato is a fruit alot of people think its veg.

are you joking?

i dont think hes on about Orange squash being a vegetable mate....

hes on about the squash (thats similar to a pumpkin).

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