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They can both cook, but who would win if they threw down? hmmm...

My money's on the Brit.  Bam!

Approx. Metric Equivalents by Volume

U.S. Metric

1/4 cup (c.) 60 milliliters
1/2 cup 120 milliliters
1 cup 230 milliliters
1 1/4 cups 300 milliliters
1 1/2 cups 360 milliliters
2 cups 460 milliliters
2 1/2 cups 600 milliliters
3 cups 700 milliliters
4 cups (1 quart) .95 liter
1.06 quarts 1 liter
1 Teaspoon (tsp)

1 Tablespoon (Tbsp)

5 ml

15 ml


Oven Temperatures: British and U.S.

Heat level Degrees Fahrenheit Degrees Centigrade British (Regulo) Gas Mark

Very cool 200 95 0
Very cool 225 110 1/4
Very cool 250 120 1/2
Cool or slow 275 135 1
Cool or slow 300 150 2
Warm 325 165 3
Moderate 350 175 4
Moderately hot 375 190 5
Fairly hot 400 200 6
Hot 425 220 7
Very Hot 450 230 8
Very Hot 475 245 9

Common Cooking Terms

British U.S.

aubergine eggplant
bangers sausage
beetroot beet
bilberry blueberry
biscuit cracker or cookie
broad bean fava bean
caster sugar superfine granulated sugar
chips french-fried potatoes
cling film plastic wrap
collops meatballs
corn flour corn starch
cornish pasty meat turnover
courgette zucchini
cream, double heavy cream
cream, single light cream
crisps potato chips
dripping fat from roasted meat
finnan haddie smoked haddock
fish slice spatula
flour, maize cornmeal
flour, strong bread flour; hard-wheat flour
forcemeat stuffing mixture for meat or fish
french bean green bean
gammon ham
golden syrup substitute light corn syrup
groundnut peanut
hand of pork pork shoulder roast
heaped spoonful heaping spoonful
icing sugar confectioners' (powdered) sugar
joint large cut of meat with bone; roast
marrow zucchini-like squash
mince (n.) ground meat
offal variety meats (liver, heart, kidney)
oxford sauce cumberland sauce
pie dish deep baking dish
pig's trotter pig's foot
pine kernels pine nuts
pips seeds
pluck (n.) heart, liver, and lights (lungs)
pudding dessert
sack sweet sherry
shandy beer with lemonade
silverside beefcut from the rump
stoned seeded
sultanas golden raisins
treacle molasses
tunny tuna

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