Measurements Outside the USA?

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by dburgess49ers, Feb 6, 2003.

  1. dburgess49ers

    dburgess49ers

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    Hello Chefs,
    In the US, I use drops, dashes, pinches, teaspoons, tablespoons, cups, quarts, gallons, etc.. What units of measurements do chefs use the most in recipes outside the US? I am making a recipe converter and I want to include metric measurements.
    Thanks, David.
     
  2. suzanne

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    David -- Um...maybe no one has answered this because it's something you could easily find out on your own?

    Why are you "making a recipe converter" anyway, when they are printed in just about any good basic cookbook, and probably available online.
     
  3. dburgess49ers

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    What I was asking was something like this:
    Chicken in White Wine -

    For 4 persons:

    * 1 chicken of about 1.5 kilos
    * 4 shallots, a clove of garlic, and parsley
    * 75 gr. butter
    * 100 gr. cream
    * 1 egg-yolk
    * ¼ litre Riesling, and a small cup of meat stock
    * 1 tablespoon flour
    * 1 spirit measure of Cognac
    * 150 gr. mushrooms
    * salt, pepper and a little nutmeg
    * 2 tablespoons oil

    What I wanted was what was the 'most' used by chefs in the UK for example. In the US we think of quarts and they do not. I work with buffets and banquets so recipes have to be mulitplied to fit the head count. Sure each measurement can be figured out to change the amounts but I want to make a program that will do the math for me and be able to save the results. Go to fruitsfromwashington.com and see what they have. I want to do something like that but in excel.
    David
     
  4. pjm333

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    David
    here is a chart that i use for ounces to grams
    Ozs And Pounds Grams and Kilograms
    1 ounce 30 grams
    2 ounces 60 grams
    3 ounces 85 grams
    4 ounces 1/4 lb 115 grams
    5 ounces 140 grams
    6 ounces 175 grams
    7 ounces 200 grams
    8 ounces 1/2 lb 225 grams
    9 ounces 250 grams
    10 ounces 285 grams
    12 ounces 3/4 lb 340 grams
    16 ounces 1 lb 450 grams
    24 ounces 1 1/2 lb 675 grams
    2 pounds 900 grams
    2.2 pounds 1 Kilogram
    3 pounds 1350 grams
    3.5 pounds 1500 grams 1 1/2 kilograms
    4 pounds 1800 grams
    5 pounds 2 1/4 Kilograms
    10 pounds 4 1/2 Kilograms
    15 pounds 6 3/4 Kilograms
    20 pounds 9 Kilograms
    25 pounds 11 1/4 Kilograms
     
  5. dburgess49ers

    dburgess49ers

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    Thanks pjm333,
    To convert I must have exact measurements like below:
    1 ounce28.34952 grams
    2 ounce56.69905 grams
    3 ounce85.04857 grams
    4 ounce113.3981 grams
    5 ounce141.7476 grams
    6 ounce170.0971 grams
    7 ounce198.4467 rams
    8 ounce226.7962 grams
    9 ounce255.1457 grams
    10 ounce283.4952 grams
    12 ounce340.1943 grams
    16 ounce453.5924 grams
    24 ounce680.3886 grams
    2 pounds907.1847 grams
    2.204623 pounds1 Kilogram
    3 pounds1360.777 grams
    3.306934 pounds1 1/2 kilograms
    4 pounds1814.369 grams
    5 pounds2.267962 kilograms
    10 pounds4.535924 kilograms
    15 pounds6.803886 kilograms
    20 pounds9.071847 kilograms
    25 pounds11.33981 grams
    I think I started something bigger than I thought it would be!
    Oh well, its keeping me out of trouble!
    David