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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2005, 09:35:12 PM »
I love the idea, Cascode, but I don't have Excel  :\\\'(

In the absence of any computerised converter, I have a little non-electronic gadget I bought at Lakeland that converts stuff. It looks like a salt cellar and you turn it to read what you want converted. I'm not making much sense, am I? Anyway, it's easy to use and very handy to keep on the kitchen counter next to the stove. Saves time running to the computer every time I need something converted!
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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2007, 06:26:53 PM »
I've been in France the last five years, and would have stopped cooking if not for

http://gourmetsleuth.com/cookingconversions.asp

There are NO measurement utensils over here.  Everything is by weight.  If you have a kitchen scale, it is a life saver for making US recipes.  And it converts almost everything you could think of! :)

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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2007, 12:32:54 PM »
http://cahe.nmsu.edu/pubs/_e/e-131.pdf

I was just looking for some substitutions for baking (as I am unprepared and loathe the thought of going to tesco yet again) and came across this site from my alma mater.  Thought it may be of use to someone.

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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2009, 10:34:33 AM »
Just wanted to share a website I found that has been very useful with figuring out different food substitutions (ex: corn syrup -> golden syrup).

http://www.foodsubs.com/

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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2009, 11:11:37 AM »
Thanks for the link! What a great find!

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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2009, 07:13:29 PM »
I am wondering where I could possibly find these items or similar products...

Flavored coffee (specifically vanilla or hazelnut)
Giardiniera
Nacho cheese/queso dip (I doubt something like that is here- maybe I could just find a recipe)
Better salsa! (why is the salsa here so horrible? in my opinion at least)
Quinoa ( I have seen it at Sainsbury's but I've only seen the red kind)
Ranch dressing
Buffalo wing sauce (has anyone ever seen that here?)
Pickles (like the American style)

I know alot of these products can be ordered but that is so expensive. If anyone has seen any of these items anywhere please let me know!!! Otherwise, I may have to start making things myself!
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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2009, 07:20:32 PM »
I don't eat the other stuff, but quinoa is in most mid- to large-sized tesco's. Look in with the whole goods, like dried pulses and bulghur. I just refilled my jar last week so I know they still stock it.
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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #22 on: December 28, 2009, 07:27:26 PM »
I got pickles in Tesco.  They were on the bottom shelf in the same aisle as vinegar, ketchup, etc.  It was a large barrel type jar.
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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #23 on: December 28, 2009, 07:34:47 PM »
There is dried flavored coffee mate - but I dunno about coffee. I don't like the flavored stuff. You could look into getting flavored syrups - we do that sometimes!

Nacho cheese - haven't found anything too great here. Don't by the stuff in the chilled dip section, as it's usually mayo based.  :-X

Salsa - Both Asda and Tesco have some in the fresh section. It's really good, and doesn't cost as much as the fresh stuff did in the states. It's about £1, and it's delicious!

Ranch dressing - They have some at either Lidl or Aldi but it's just not even close to being the same. There is also Newmans Own and Cardini's ranch... But I think they're both gross. I make my own using this recipe!
http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2008/06/homemade-ranch-dressing/
It's better than the store bought stuff back home anyway, and it's quite easy.

Buffalo Wing Sauce - Discovery brand makes it. Never tried it though.
http://www.discoveryfoods.co.uk/product/129/buffalo-wings-sauce.html
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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #24 on: December 28, 2009, 07:38:56 PM »
We've found pickles (American style) at Lidl.  Also try a health food store for quinoa or even a gourmet deli type of place.
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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #25 on: December 28, 2009, 07:42:38 PM »
I used to get flavored coffee from Whittard's.

You should be able to find Frank's Red Hot Sauce. I know it's becoming more common. I'd check larger Tesco's as I know they have it at the Tesco's in Ireland.

You could always order from one of the American food websites. I don't have one off hand, but I know there are some posted on here.

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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #26 on: December 28, 2009, 08:30:13 PM »
I've also seen flavoured coffee at Julian Graves. I get great salsa at a local greengrocer/deli that stocks more 'interesting' foods. They also sell quinoa.
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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #27 on: December 28, 2009, 08:48:47 PM »
Ive tried just about EVERY american style pickles out there, and for me NOTHING compares with real american dill pickles or dill slices... So I'd rather do without and I do.
I bring back two jars of dill pickle slices every time i visit the US .. Yea they do go rather quickly  ;D

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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #28 on: December 28, 2009, 08:49:58 PM »
I've seen Bone Suckin' Sauce at ASDA...

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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #29 on: December 28, 2009, 08:50:15 PM »
I broke down and got some pickles from Let's Eat.... I might have to ask the hubstar if I can place an order for more delicious junks from there and call it a birthday present!  ;D
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