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1

How long ago did recipes call for specific measurements?

100 years

2

When did companies manufacture standardized measuring cups?

Late 19th century

3

Was there standardized measuring in the Colonial era?

No

4

In Colonial times, was cooking considered a specialized task?

Yes, you focused on mastering local ingredients and recipes.

5

Describe cooking skill and range in Colonial America.

skill level was quite high and range was narrow.

6

How can measuring by volume be deceiving?

Different methods can cause different weight. Packing flour - forceful or gentle dip - as opposed to spooning which will aerate the flour making it less dense.

7

Recipes for home cooks generally measure using...

volume

8

Recipes for professional chefs generally measure using...

weight

9

Good way to check if your scale is properly calibrated.

Use weights.

10

What should you measure with dry measuring cups?

Dry goods only; you'll lose liquid or not use enough -reduce the error rate.

11

What should you measure with liquid measuring cups?

Liquid only; there's no way to scrape excess dry goods off the top - reduce the error rate.

12

Measuring spoons are used for what?

Measuring liquid and dry goods. Oval is better than round because they are easier to dip into narrow spaces.

13

1 TBSP =

3 tsp

14

4 TBSP =

1/4 C

15

Technique measuring with dry measuring cups.

Dip and sweep

16

How to measure with liquid measuring cups.

Get down to the marking at eye level until the bottom of the liquid's curved surface--called the meniscus--is level.

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