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  Cooking weights and measures - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fluid measures are measures of volume, while dry measures are measures of weight.
Weight measures are used for meat and butter; butter is sold by weight but in packages marked to facilitate common divisions by eye.
Measure the amount precisely, discarding all of the ingredient that rises above the rim of the measuring cup.
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 Cooking weights and measures - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
In domestic cooking, bulk solids, notably flour and sugar, are measured by volume, often cups, though they are sold by weight at retail.
Weight measures are used for meat and butter; butter is sold by weight but in packages marked to facilitate common divisions by eye.
Weight is measured in ounces and pounds (avoirdupois) as in the U.S. Volume is measured in Imperial gallons, quarts, pints, and fluid ounces (with 20 fl.oz.
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 Cooking weights and measures: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Measures are classified as either dry measures or fluid measures.
Fluid measures are measures of volume, while dry measures are measures of weight.
Measure the amount precisely, discarding all of the ingredient that rises above the rim of the measuring cup.
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 Cooking weights and measures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
NIST Weights and Measures Division Promotes uniformity in U.S. weights and measures laws, regulations, and standards to achieve equity between buyers and sellers in the marketplace.
Arizona Dept. of Weights and Measures The Arizona regulatory department for weights and measures in the state.
English Weights and Measures History and usage of English/Imperial/customary weights and measures, with conversion factors, and pictures.
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 Cooking - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cooking is the act of preparing food for consumption.
The diversity of cooking worldwide is a reflection of the myriad nutritional, aesthetic, agricultural, economic, cultural and religious considerations that impact upon it.
There is archaeological evidence of cooked foodstuffs (both animal and vegetable) in human settlements dating from the earliest known use of fire.
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 Weights and Measures
U.S. Many of these measures are based on those developed in medieval England, when a yard was a measure of King Edward I's waist, a rod was an actual 10-foot pole and a furlong was the width of 32 plowed rows.
In the U.S., the approximate weight of a bale of cotton is 500 pounds, while in Egypt it is approximately 750 pounds.
One cord is a stack of wood that measures 8 feet by 8 feet by 2 feet, or 128 cubic feet.
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 Encyclopedia: Cooking weights and measures
A cuisine (from French cuisine, meaning cooking; culinary art; kitchen; itself from Latin coquina, meaning the same; itself from the Latin verb coquere, meaning to cook) is a specific set of cooking traditions and practices, often associated with a place of origin.
Note that measurements in this section are in Imperial units The Imperial units are an irregularly standardized system of units that have been used in the United Kingdom and its former colonies, including the Commonwealth countries.
Weight is the interaction of matter with a gravitational field.
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 Weights Measures Conversion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Weights and measures were among the earliest tools invented by humans.
The earliest known uniform systems of weights and measures seem to have all been created sometime in the 4th and 3rd millennia BC among the ancient peoples of Mesopotamia, Egypt and the Indus Valley, and perhaps also Elam in Persia as well.
Weights were based on units of 0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500, with each unit weighing approximately 28 grams, similar to the English ounce or Greek uncia, and smaller objects were weighed in similar ratios with the units of 0.871.
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 English weights and measures: Cooking and baking
It is important to remember that British cooking measures are different to American cooking measures.
To make things more interesting, it would appear that in the US it is normal to use 'cup' measures for what in the UK would be weighed in ounces etc. To convert properly between the two implies a knowledge of the density of the ingredient being measured.
My advice is to measure according to the recipe, remembering that the size of the cup is different.
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 Cooking weights and measures -
Note that often no difference is made between fluids and solids, and so a cup may very well be used to measure flour.
Note that measurements in this section are in Imperial units
Weight is measured in pounds and ounces (16oz = 1lb = 0.4545 kg)
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 The world's top Cooking websites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Cooking is the act of preparing food for consumption.
The diversity of cooking worldwide is a reflection of the myriad nutritional, aesthetic, agricultural, economic, cultural and religious considerations that impact upon it.
There is archaelogical evidence of cooked foodstuffs (both animal and vegetable) in human settlements dating from the earliest known use of fire.
www.websbiggest.com /dir-wiki.cfm/Top/Home/Cooking   (859 words)

  
 American cooking - weights and measures
Unfamiliar ingredients are covered on their own page, and the Weights and Measures page (and its associated table) provide a more comprehensive (and historical) explanation of the differences between American and British weights and measures.
Although these measurements work just fine for liquids, dry ingredients are also measured in cups and spoons and this creates a further problem: British cooks are used to flour, sugar and so on being measured by weight.
Instead, the "official" measuring technique is to stir the flour with a spoon to "aerate" it, then pour it into the measuring cup and level it off with a straight edge.
www.miketodd.net /encyc/cooking.htm   (790 words)

  
 Cooking weights and measures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Note that the measurements in this section are in US customaryunits.
Fluid measures are measures of volume, while dry measuresare measures of weight.
The "cup" is little used as a measure in the UK, although the practised cook will be aware of it from reading Americanrecipes.
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 Cooking weights and measures Details, Meaning Cooking weights and measures Article and Explanation Guide
Note that the measurements in this section are in U.S. customary units.
The "cup" is little used as a measure in the UK, although the practised cook will be aware of it from reading American recipes.
American cooks using British recipes, and vice versa, need to be careful with pints and fluid ounces.
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 Online Conversion - The Traditional U.S. Units
Since everyday weights and measures are mostly non-SI, children in U.S. public schools are generally taught customary units before SI, although many schools are now attempting to teach SI units at an earlier age.
Troy weight, avoirdupois weight and apothecaries weight are all defined in terms of the same basic unit, the grain, which is the same in all three systems.
For example, in apothecaries and troy weight, the pound and ounce are the same, but are different from the pound and ounce in avoirdupois, in terms of their relationships to grains and to each other.
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 Cooking weights and measures Summary
Dry quantities are measured by weight using grams, and liquids are measured by weight (grams) or volume (liters).
In a home kitchen, measuring cups and spoons are used, whereas commercial kitchens tend to use larger metric and standard cups for liquids and a scoop and scale for the dry ingredients.
Attempting to get the correct measurement is not the only obstacle in commercial cooking; the subject of chemistry must be considered when determining whether a recipe can be enlarged or reduced to a great extent.
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 Weights & Measures & Calibration - ChefTalk Cooking Forums
Weight measures are the same all over the world - a pound is a pound and a gram is a gram anywhere.
If you measure a cup of unstifted flour with a one cup measuring cup five times, and weigh it each time and log the final weight, your results will be far more varied than if you measure five times and sift each time.
Measuring dry ingredients by volume can be a problem due to the type of flour, humidity, and whether or not it is sifted can affect the amount of flour actually used.
www.cheftalk.com /forums/cooking-equipment-reviews/7368-weights-measures-calibration.html   (2186 words)

  
 Akron:Public Service:Weights & Measures
The primary function of this division is to see that equity prevails in all commercial transactions involving determination of quantity, the delivery of correct weight, the elimination of fraud and the enforcement of laws relative to weights and measures.
The City of Akron Weights and Measures division tests all scales used commercially in the city of Akron.
Weights and Measures also has jurisdiction over some packaging and labeling regulations and method of sale rules.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Britain has made some use of three different weight systems in the 19th and 20th century, troy weight, used for precious metals, avoirdupois weight, used for most other purposes, and apothecaries' weight, now virtually unused since the metric system is used for all scientific purposes.
The Units of Measurement Regulations 1995 require that all measuring devices used in trade or retail be capable of measuring and displaying metric quantities.
Most people still measure their weight in stones and pounds, and height in feet and inches- but these must be converted to metric if recorded officially, for example as on passports.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Imperial_unit   (1439 words)

  
 Cooking weights and measures - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Most modern cookery books give ingredients in both units, although it is now becoming common for cookery books to use Metric measures only.
:: Sift before measuring to ensure ingredient is not compacted.
The cook's book: Containing a talk on baking powder, useful cooking hints, weights and measures
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 Cooking weights and measures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Fluid measures are measures of while dry measures are measures of weight.
American cooks using British recipes and vice need to be careful with pints and ounces.
In addition to these some measures are redefined in terms of metric units.
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 Greg's Weights and measures
I measured this from the scale on the side: this is the amount of water that goes into the machine.
In general, though, weights are not important for cooking: what you want is the mass, and that's measured in grams and kilograms.
Note the weights of spices: whole spices can't be heaped as much as powder, so a “tablespoon” of whole spices tends to be about 3 “teaspoons”, whereas for ground spices the factor is about 4 to 1; yet another reason not to use volumetric measures.
www.lemis.com /grog/recipes/measures.html   (1829 words)

  
 Cooking Weights And Measures Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Looking For cooking weights and measures - Find cooking weights and measures and more at Lycos Search.
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Measures are classified as either dry measures or fluid measures.
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 Table of Measure and Cooking Weights
Measure and cooking weights were important to nineteenth-century cooks.
And if the weight of one ingredient were known, the weight of another could sometimes be guessed.
These measure and cooking weights should prove useful when trying Grandma's old-time, easy dessert recipes.
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 Cooking weights and measures
It is now mandatory for the sale of food and almost all new cookery books are in metric only, as well as cookery programmes using metric exclusively.
It is normally only used as a retail measure of liquor.
^ Volume measures in the U.S. are based on the U.S. gallon (fluids, legally defined as 231 cubic inches) and the U.S. bushel (dry goods, legally defined as an 8 inch tall cylinder 18.5 inches in diameter).
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 Cooking : Cooking Weights and Measures : Cooking Weights and Measures : Food Network
However, do not concern yourself too much whether the ingredient you are measuring is dry or fluid.
Measure the amount precisely, discarding the entire ingredient that rises above the rim of the measuring cup.
Sift with a strainer or sifter before measuring to ensure ingredient is not compacted and that there is no other foreign substance in it.
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 Cooking - Wikinfo
Cooking is the art, science, profession, and hobby of preparing food and drink for human consumption.
Heating can sterilize the food (depending on temperature, cooking time, and technique used), in addition to softening the food by turning collagen into gelatin.
This is because heat destroys a significant proportion of vitamins and minerals, damages all enzymes, breaks down natural fibers etc. For details see the Living and Raw Foods website, and this article in particular.
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