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Chances are there are items that you have not heard of, or things that you know by one name, that elsewhere in the world they call it something else.

This is your reference document. If you find anything that is missing, please contact us and let us know!


tsp = teaspoon = 5ml

tbsp = tablespoon = 15ml

C = cup = 240 ml or 8 fl oz – for most recipes a 250ml metric cup will be fine.

quart = about a litre

gallon = 4 quarts

4 oz is about 110 grams

1 pound = 1 lb = 16oz = about 500g or half a kg

350 F is equivalent to 180 C

Cooking Terms

Saute – to cook gently over medium heat, stirring

Grill = broil = cook under direct heat in the oven

Dice = cut in to 1/2 inch cubes (about 1 cm)

Shredded = grated = to cut finely with a grater

International Food Equivalents

Please also see our food substitution and replacement options if you don’t have, or cannot eat a certain item.

Different places in the world have different names for common ingredients.

Almond flour = almond meal = ground almonds

Cheddar cheese = colby

Corn starch = cornflour (white) not to be confused with fine polenta that is also known as corn flour

Jelly = jam

Jello = jelly

Rutabaga = swede = a type of turnip

Yam = golden kumera = a type of sweet potato

Summer squash = zucchini = courgette

Scallion = green onion = spring onion. Can be substituted with chives.