Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 Last
Results 1 to 10 of 40
  1. Senior Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Russian
      • Home Country:
      • Belarus
      • Current Location:
      • Belarus

    • Join Date: Mar 2017
    • Posts: 811
    #1

    oat porridge, buckwheat porridge, semolina porridge

    oat porridge, buckwheat porridge, semolina porridge

    Are the names of porridges above common? What do you call them in everyday speech?
    If it's not too much trouble to you, could you please correct any errors I might have made in this post?

  2. bhaisahab's Avatar
    Moderator
    Retired English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Ireland

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 25,699
    #2

    Re: oat porridge, buckwheat porridge, semolina porridge

    I have never heard of buckwheat porridge or semolina porridge. For me, porridge is made with oats.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

  3. emsr2d2's Avatar
    Moderator
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 53,182
    #3

    Re: oat porridge, buckwheat porridge, semolina porridge

    In the UK, when people say "porridge", we generally mean the one made of oats (oatflakes, rolled oats, jumbo oatflakes, oatmeal). People who make their morning porridge from a different grain usually specify it. On cold winter mornings, I have quinoa porridge made with hemp milk and rice syrup. (It's delicious, vegan and healthy!)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  4. VIP Member
    Retired English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • Europe
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Jul 2015
    • Posts: 15,783
    #4

    Re: oat porridge, buckwheat porridge, semolina porridge

    In British dictionary definitions of 'porridge', mention is normally made only of 'oats': https://www.collinsdictionary.com/di...glish/porridge

  5. bhaisahab's Avatar
    Moderator
    Retired English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Ireland

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 25,699
    #5

    Re: oat porridge, buckwheat porridge, semolina porridge

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    In the UK, when people say "porridge", we generally mean the one made of oats (oatflakes, rolled oats, jumbo oatflakes, oatmeal). People who make their morning porridge from a different grain usually specify it. On cold winter mornings, I have quinoa porridge made with hemp milk and rice syrup. (It's delicious, vegan and healthy!)
    Ah, but does your quinoa come from Peru or Bolivia and contribute to the impoverishment/lack of affordable nutrition for the peasant population in those countries?
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

  6. VIP Member
    Retired English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • Europe
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Jul 2015
    • Posts: 15,783
    #6

    Re: oat porridge, buckwheat porridge, semolina porridge

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    vegan and healthy
    Hmmm.

  7. emsr2d2's Avatar
    Moderator
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 53,182
    #7

    Re: oat porridge, buckwheat porridge, semolina porridge

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Ah, but does your quinoa come from Peru or Bolivia and contribute to the impoverishment/lack of affordable nutrition for the peasant population in those countries?
    It's by Hodmedod's and it's grown in the UK!!!

    In case anyone's curious, porridge can be made from a variety of grains/flakes. At the moment, the most popular alternatives to oats are quinoa, buckwheat, brown rice, amaranth and barley.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  8. VIP Member
    Retired English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • Europe
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Jul 2015
    • Posts: 15,783
    #8

    Re: oat porridge, buckwheat porridge, semolina porridge

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    In British dictionary definitions of 'porridge', mention is normally made only of 'oats': https://www.collinsdictionary.com/di...glish/porridge
    I see the American definition is broader: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/porridge

  9. Senior Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Russian
      • Home Country:
      • Belarus
      • Current Location:
      • Belarus

    • Join Date: Mar 2017
    • Posts: 811
    #9

    Re: oat porridge, buckwheat porridge, semolina porridge

    Very interesting, indeed! It looks as if you don't cook this meal. Or do you? And buckwheat porridge (if I can call it that) isn't very common either, right? (By the way, I've found a possible synonym for "buckwheat porridge" ("kasha"). Surprisingly, in Russian, "kasha" refers to "porridge" in its broader sense. )
    Last edited by GeneD; 09-Jan-2018 at 11:17.
    If it's not too much trouble to you, could you please correct any errors I might have made in this post?

  10. bhaisahab's Avatar
    Moderator
    Retired English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Ireland

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 25,699
    #10

    Re: oat porridge, buckwheat porridge, semolina porridge

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It's by Hodmedod's and it's grown in the UK!!!
    That's great! I know that there are a few growers in France and England but 90% of what is available in shops comes from Peru or Bolivia. I firmly believe that no-one in Europe needs to eat quinoa and if it is not grown here we shouldn't buy it. The increasing consumption of that grain in Europe is causing prices to skyrocket in the countries where it was a staple for poor people. The people who were dependant on it can no longer afford it.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 09-Jan-2018 at 11:46.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 Last

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •