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A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
I don’t mean to offend any meat eaters or vegetarians reading this, I’m just being mischievous today.
There are times when it is difficult to establish a foods status on the BTD because foods are called different things in different parts of the world.
There are lots of foods with dual personalities and lots with names to make them acceptable to the consumer; I guess a lot of it goes back to its place of origin.
I can’t imagine any restaurant accepting an order for a slice of cow cooked medium rare yet they would think nothing of accepting an order for Pig’s Trotters.
Sweetbreads, now if that’s not a food hiding it’s identity I don’t know what is.
Maybe they are all under a witness protection programme.
Snow Peas – Mange-tout
Eggplant – Aubergine
Zucchini – Courgette
Hazelnut – Filbert
Peanut – Groundnut
Parsnip – White Carrot
Swede – Rutabaga
Rocket – Arugula
Endive - Witlof
Green Bean – French bean, Runner bean, Climbing bean, Snake bean, Snap bean,
Broad Bean – Fava Bean, Faba Bean
Pea – Green Pea, English Pea, Shell Pea
Capsicum – Bell Pepper, Sweet Pepper
Shark – Flake
Cow/Steer/Bull/calf – Steak, Beef, Veal
Pig – Pork, Ham, Bacon
Sheep – Lamb, Mutton, Hogget
Fish – Too many
Sausage – Mystery bag
No problem ordering Chicken or Turkey though, in fact most fowl or poultry don’t hide their identity. You can get a Chicken thigh or a Turkey leg but imagine the look from your meat provender if you want to order a leg of Pig or two slices of Cows Bottom [rump steak].
There are probably thousands of foods with dual and even triple personalities, these are just a few, send me the best or weirdest you’ve seen and we’ll post a few more at a later date.