Measures & Conversions

All the terms and measures employed in the recipes on this blog are standard American. For those of you who might be accessing The World’s Fare from places where these terms and measures are not used, here are some explanations and conversions.

ABBREVIATIONS
tsp. = teaspoon
Tbs. = tablespoon
lb. = pound
oz. = ounce (weight)
fl. oz. = fluid ounce (volume)
pt = pint
qt = quart
in. = inch
ml = milliliter
gm = gram
kg = kilogram
cm. = centimeter
F = Fahrenheit
C = centigrade (Celsius)
° = degrees

CONVERSIONS
Volume
1 tsp. = 5 ml
3 tsp. = 1 Tbs.
1 Tbs. = 15 ml
2 Tbs. = 30 ml or 1 fl. oz.
4 Tbs. = 1/4 cup
1 cup = 240 ml or 8 fl. oz. (vs. 10 oz. per cup in Imperial measure)
1 pt = 480 ml or 16 fl. oz. (or 2 cups U.S.)
1 qt = 960 ml or 32 fl. oz. (close

Weight
1 oz. = 28 gm
16 oz. = 1 lb.
1 lb. = 454 gm
2.2 lb. = 1 kg

Length
1 in. = 2.54 cm.

Temperature
32 °F = 0 °C (water freezes)
212 °F = 100 °C (water boils)

Conversion formula: °C = 5/9(°F – 32)
e.g., 400 °F is approximately 204 °C

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