Weekend cooking: Conversion made easy

I am sure I am not the only one who sometimes struggles with recipes from US cook books or websites. In Germany we don’t use ounces, cups, sticks of butter or Fahrenheit, so it is difficult to exactly convert the measurements without the help of online tools or their bookish equivalents. Difference engine

So, for my own benefit as much as for anybody else’s who is not in the US and uses another system I compiled a list of websites today that will convert just about anything to anything.

I hope it will come useful to all my fellow non-US cooks.

Conversion tools

Weekend Cooking is hosted by Beth Fish Reads

Image of the difference engine by drmatiz at www.sxc.hu

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  1. That is certainly a handy list. I actually bought cup measures because I didn’t want to look everything up all the time. I bought them in a cook shop in the Netherlands, and they are 1, 1/2, 1/3, and 1/4 cup and it is very handy.

    Don’t you think cups are really a House on the Prairy type oldfashioned thing? I find it funny, but using metric would benefit all of us. 🙂
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  2. Aren’t you the sweetheart. Thank you. I’m always finding recipes in grams and I struggle with that. I hope someday soon the world will agree on the same measuring system but, in the meantime, this is a great idea. I’m bookmarking this page right now.

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