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added over 1 year ago

To translate grams to ounces, multiply by 0.035.
To convert a milliliter to an ounce, multiply the milliliter by 0.034.
To translate centimeters to inches, multiply the centimeter by 0.39.

Source: Fannie Farmer Cookbook, 1979 edition

If your calculator batteries are dead or you've misplaced your smartphone, just have Google do this for you. Here's the page if you type in "grams ounces" into the search parameters at www.google.com:


Good luck.

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added over 1 year ago

kl, i simply go to google and type in, for instance:
"50 gms= ounces" or "100 ml= ounces"and I get what i need. Try that.

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added over 1 year ago

Use SIRI on your cell phone and get an instant answer!

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Nancy is a trusted home cook.

added over 1 year ago

Some people print a conversion chart and post it conveniently in the kitchen, or near a desk.
After a while, you can move easily between metric and US or Imperial, even without a scale (which is, of course, a useful thing to have around).
For example,

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Shuna Lydon

Shuna is a pastry chef in New York City and author of the acclaimed blog Eggbeater.

added over 1 year ago

I use a few different methods for converting metric to Imperial.

1. Guesstimate. One pound = 454 grams, so 100g chocolate is about four ounces, etc.
2. One ounce = 28.35 grams.
3. Google or I love the app Smart Chef for conversions
4. Most liquids are listed as ml as well as ounces
5. A $30 digital scale can toggle between grams and ounces - it's great to see what grams "look like."

I will plug metric here. Cups and ounces do not help people bake better. it's so easy to add or remove 10% of 100, than 1/3C. As well, 1/3C of sugar does not weigh the same as 1/3C of flour, etc. Seeing that all recipes are really ratios helps cooks expand beyond "the recipe" into spontaneous, inventive territories.

Sorry, I'm off my metric soap box now.

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