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British V American Food Terminology

Discussion in 'Recipes' started by shyvas, Nov 8, 2012.

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  1. shyvas

    shyvas Deity Forum Moderator

    It's crème caramel. It is a cold pudding.:p
     
  2. Envy

    Envy Just lazing around

    Location:
    Sweden
    Definitely not panna cotta.

    I like the word "flan".
     
  3. Lord Snot

    Lord Snot Parsley Provider

    It is also called custard pudding, but I don't know anyone who calls it that.
     
  4. AeryFairy

    AeryFairy Anachronism

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    It looked like it -could- be one :p

    Creme caramels are delicious <3
     
  5. RabbitLuvr

    RabbitLuvr I love rabbits.

    Location:
    Rabbitville, USA
    Here, that thing is called flan.
     
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  6. AeryFairy

    AeryFairy Anachronism

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    Here, this is a flan:

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  7. Envy

    Envy Just lazing around

    Location:
    Sweden
    Looks like a custard pie. :eek:
     
  8. shyvas

    shyvas Deity Forum Moderator

    It is also a baked custard.
     
  9. RabbitLuvr

    RabbitLuvr I love rabbits.

    Location:
    Rabbitville, USA
    :no:

    The name of the picture is "flan tart" which would be accurate here, if it's a flan flavored thing made in a tart pan. But the thing that's on the plate with the caramel sauce is a flan, which you call crème caramel.
     
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  10. AeryFairy

    AeryFairy Anachronism

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    But they don't always have custard in, they can be savoury, and are still called flans.

    Languages are awesome.
     
  11. RabbitLuvr

    RabbitLuvr I love rabbits.

    Location:
    Rabbitville, USA
    A savory thing would have a different name here. If it had a pastry bottom ad open top, but not with a custard filling, it would be a tart. If the filling was mainly egg it would be a frittata. If it was egg+cream, and had a pastry bottom, it would be quiche.
     
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  12. shyvas

    shyvas Deity Forum Moderator

    In Europe a pastry lined tart with a custard based filling is also either a quiche, flan or a tart.
     
  13. AeryFairy

    AeryFairy Anachronism

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    To me, a frittata is an omlette-type thing. Quiche is the same as that, though. And we use tart too, as a kind of 'general' word for the style of food that quiche and flan are specific forms of.
     
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  14. RabbitLuvr

    RabbitLuvr I love rabbits.

    Location:
    Rabbitville, USA
    Flan is very specific here!
     
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  15. shyvas

    shyvas Deity Forum Moderator

    It is the Italien style and name for omlette.
     
  16. Calliegirl

    Calliegirl Deity

    American flan is gross, this looks good though. It looks like it has a cheesecake texture.

     
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  17. KLS52

    KLS52 Only Kindness Matters

    Lol...this is my favorite thread to date! :)
     
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  18. Lord Snot

    Lord Snot Parsley Provider

    If Friends is anything to go by, Americans pronounce flan differently too.
     
  19. RabbitLuvr

    RabbitLuvr I love rabbits.

    Location:
    Rabbitville, USA
    I say (and have only heard) flahn. How do you say it! How do they say it on Friends?
     
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  20. Lord Snot

    Lord Snot Parsley Provider

    Flan rhymes with ban or can, not barn. They say flan as in barn on Friends :D
     
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