Eggplant, zucchini and an Australian

Continuing on the 'North American' theme: one of the dishes available in our staff canteen today is the American English-sounding eggplant and zucchini pasta bake – that's aubergine and courgette pasta bake to Brits like me.

Actually I believe our head chef is Australian, and that 'eggplant' and 'zucchini' are the favoured terms in Oz. Either our chef is unaware of some of the differences between Australian and British English, or he is trying to stamp his authority (and nationality) on the menu...

(Read my other staff canteen-related posts: pan-fried cat and fine herbs.)

1 comment:

Roy said...

Mixed languages here. If he is using "zucchini" he should surely be using "melanzana" as well. I guess that being Australian is difficult with no language of your own.