
Conversion to Metric

What is that in millilitres? 
For those of you who have grown up with the metric
system, the Imperial measurements must seem confusing, indeed. Not only are
equivalents seemingly illogical, but sometimes the same name can be used for
two different measures, such as "ounce" that can be either weight or volume. In
any case, below are a few critical ones to know for cooking. You may be able to
memorize these  useful when shopping or planning in a
hurry.
Temperature:
To convert from Fahrenheit to Celsius
(centigrade), subtract 32 and multiply by 5/9 (.555). To go from Celsius to
Fahrenheit, multipy by 9/5 (1.8) and add 32. For example 350F, the temperature
that is used for many recipes is (350  32) x 5/9 = 177C. It is a good idea to
buy an oven thermometer to compare the actual temperature to the oven setting,
and adjust accordingly.
Volume:
There are those pesky fluid ounces
and the quart and the Imperial quart. Following are a few
equivalents:
 1 tbsp (tablespoon) = 15 ml (millilitres)
 1 tbsp = 3 tsp (teaspoons)
 1 tsp = 5 ml
 1 cup = 8 fluid ounces = 240 ml
 1 fluid ounce = 30 ml
 1 pint = 2 cups = 480 ml (or approx. 1/2
litre)
 1 quart = 4 cups = 960 ml (or approx. 1
litre)
 1 IMPERIAL quart = 5 cups = 1200 ml
Weight:
 1 pound (lb.) = 16 OUNCES = .45
kilograms
 1 kilogram = 2.2 pounds = 35.2 ounces



