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Old 03-24-2005, 04:15 PM   #31
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And Rainee, there are 4 cups in a litre or 1000ml. There is no such thing as 2/3 of a litre it would read 667mls or something like that.
4 c looks a lot easier to write and remember than 1000ml.
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I think it is pretty funny that in Canada we weigh ourselves in pounds (most often), gauge distance in kilometers, and cook with both metric and imperial.
Now that would get confusing.
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Old 03-24-2005, 04:18 PM   #32
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Only recipes that I've ever seen using metric came from the Internet. Don't have any cookbooks that use it.

If I need a metric measurement, I use a chart.
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Old 03-24-2005, 04:20 PM   #33
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You need to get cookbooks from Canada. We have both listed on most books printed here. They are wonderfully easy to order over the internet.

And thank God for the ease of the internet. Most places you go on here you can convert a recipe in minutes, either way.
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Old 03-24-2005, 04:27 PM   #34
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Only recipes that I've ever seen using metric came from the Internet. Don't have any cookbooks that use it.

If I need a metric measurement, I use a chart.
I have a number of great cookbooks that are in metric. Luckily they all have a conversion chart in the back
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Old 03-24-2005, 04:28 PM   #35
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Are the cookbooks printed in both French and English, too?
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Old 03-24-2005, 04:38 PM   #36
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Are the cookbooks printed in both French and English, too?

Only if you order them from Quebec you smart arse! The rest of Canada tolerates that dual language thing, but we don't ENFORCE it.

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Old 03-24-2005, 05:14 PM   #37
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Well - I've HAD to get used to the metric system - still find it odd - and all my older cookbooks and recipes are in Imperial, the old avoirdupois system. BUT, you cannot buy anything in pounds and ounces any more (well you ask, and the young person behind the counter says 'Oh yes, I'll just have to look that up in metric'... but we now have to have everything shown in only metric measurements in shops, whereas until recently, it had both.

My family all grew up only using metric - I always said to them 'what's that in 'real' measurements? ' and 'I'm sorry, I don't do 'foreign' measurements'.. we have no choice nowadays!

What I have found is that I use imperial for older recipe books and metric for new. No confusion, I just follow the recipe. I don't have to do any complex mathematical calculations (just as well really, as I am hopless at maths).

I am sorry, but most of my recent postings on here have been in metric measurements. If I use Imperial you can take it that the recipe is old....
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Old 03-24-2005, 05:20 PM   #38
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Ishbel, I never have trouble with the measurement portion of your recipes. It is just a teeny challenge to figure out some of the terms. I like a good challenge though!
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Old 03-24-2005, 05:28 PM   #39
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Oh that ... American system

Trust me,

The metric system is easier. All scientists including American scientists know that. America has doggged its feet for decades trying to convert. America is still failing even its young students (not yet currupted by that US system) into understanding the metric system.

Please trust me. the meteric system is eassier and the US systems do not make sense.

Struggle to learn metrics. Utlimately you will be rewarded.
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