Traditional Welsh cooking derives from the diet of the working man: fisherman, farmer, coal miner or laborer. The leek is one of the national emblems of Wales associated with St. David, patron saint of Wales. Today the leek is worn on St. David's Day, March 1st, a national holiday.
Depending on whether you're in North America, the United Kingdom, or other parts of the world, terms differ. We're providing a list of some common kitchen terms that change from one side of the Atlantic to the other - don't hesitate to contact us if we've left one out. We'd be happy to add it to our glossary.
|British (U.K.) Terms||North American Terms|
|caster sugar||fruit sugar or fine granulated sugar|
|demerara sugar||light brown cane sugar|
|double cream||heavy or whipping cream|
|greaseproof paper||waxed paper|
|hob||cooktop or stovetop|
|icing sugar||powdered sugar or confectioner's sugar|
|maize or sweetcorn||corn|
|plain flour||all-purpose flour|
|single cream||light cream|
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