Cook’s Thesaurus

A literal culinary linguistic lesson at its best and hopefully a translation is made here for you to easily understand the unfamiliar ingredients/words in the recipes. If there are any missing names for common foods not shared here, mistranslated foods or you would like to share the suggested ‘translation’ please do so here.

Vegetables:

Arugula-Rocket

Zucchini- Courgette

Cilantro-Dhania-Coriander Leaves

Eggplant-Aubergine

Chinese White Radish-Lo Bak-Daikon

Marrows- Squash

Chicory-Endive

Tat Soi-Spoon Cabbage

Green Onion-Shallots-Scallion-Spring Onion

Jerusalem Artichoke-Sunchoke-Sunroot-Earth apple or Topinambour

Type of Kale: Lacinato-Dino-Black

Fruit:

Amatungulu-Natal Plum-Carissa

Tree Tomato-Tamarillo

Papaya-Pawpaw

Star fruit- Carambola

Plum-Fresh Prune

Sauce tomato-Plum tomato-Paste tomato

Slicing tomato-Beefsteak tomato-Globe tomato

Varieties: Mandarin orange, Tangerine, Clementine, Naartjie

Pits-Pips

Food/Grains:

Kasha – Buckwheat Groats

Oatmeal – Porridge

Crepe – Pancake

Pancake – Crumpet

Desert-Pudding

Chips-Crisps

Fries-Chips

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