I call them zucchini but could only find courgettes.

(20 Posts)
reversecultureshock Tue 29-Jul-14 17:31:45

I need zucchini for my chocolate chip muffins. I could only find courgettes. Are they the same thing?

atticusclaw Tue 29-Jul-14 17:34:13

yep

unweavedrainbow Tue 29-Jul-14 17:34:28

Yes, zucchini is USian for courgettes. In the States they use the Italian word, in Britain they use the French. HTH.

PittTheYounger Tue 29-Jul-14 17:34:53

oh fgs hmm

InanimateCarbonRod Tue 29-Jul-14 17:36:05

Zucchini isn't an Italian word. It's zucchine. Plural of the singular zucchina. Anyway it's the same vegetable.

unweavedrainbow Tue 29-Jul-14 17:37:34

I thought it was a corruption of the Italian? It looks like it is, judging by the word you posted.

PittTheYounger Tue 29-Jul-14 17:51:06

ANd I can't believe you really didn't know that

JamForTea Tue 29-Jul-14 17:54:18

Eggplant= aubergine.

Cilantro= coriander, I think or is it Cilantra?

Just for future ref grin.

JamForTea Tue 29-Jul-14 17:54:46

Don't be a curmudgeon Pitt.

PittTheYounger Tue 29-Jul-14 17:56:44

aloominum - aluminium

this is like Key stage 1

JamForTea Tue 29-Jul-14 17:58:13

I refuse to grump over foodstuffs.

reversecultureshock Tue 29-Jul-14 18:00:11

OK, thx.

Zucchini chocolate chip muffins sound much nicer than courgette chic chip muffins TBH.

Pantah630 Tue 29-Jul-14 18:04:02

Chocolate and Courgette Muffins sounds even better. grin

littleomar Tue 29-Jul-14 18:13:38

I made a courgette and chocolate cake once. It was predictably vile. If you're doing it to tackle a glut make them into soup instead!

stealthsquiggle Tue 29-Jul-14 18:16:12

I made chocolate courgette cake once and it was horrible. In retrospect I realise that the recipe omitted to mention that you needed to peel the courgettes and I was too thick to realise it blush

LBOCS Tue 29-Jul-14 18:19:05

Nigella's courgette cake is pretty good.

I had no idea what a recipe needed when it mentioned capsicum once !

ethelb Tue 29-Jul-14 18:36:43

I only know this as I have Yankee relatives. Try a zucchini bread for an all-American taste of summer.

Don't ever make a spicy beetroot tart...
«shudders at memory» confused

JamNan Wed 30-Jul-14 08:49:20

We're having Yotam O's courgette fritters tonight grin

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