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Response to packman (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 04:54 PM

14. I've been slowly but steadily converting all of my recipes to sensible units.

I keep my kitchen scale on the grams setting, and have sets of measuring cups and spoons marked in milliliters. Any time I use an old recipe I either hand-write the real units on it, or make a change in the computer file before I re-save it.

I figure that the time spent doing that is almost made up for by not having to constantly convert, for instance, tablespoons to cups when multiplying a recipe.

We don't measure speed in furlongs per fortnight (by the way, that's US furlongs, which makes the speed of light 1.803e+12 furlongs/fortnight), so why base other measurements on, for example, the length of 3 barleycorns, or a king's body part?

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