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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