Quote Originally Posted by chima_p View Post
...but how are you going to measure a cup without a measuring cup? :-P
With a scale, seeing which cup holds 250g of water

Outside of the US, it's pretty common to see recipes entirely given in weight. Unfortunately in the US, it seems there's a vicious circle - nobody buys scales because no recipes are by weight, and nobody gives weight measurements in a recipe (except for baking) because nobody has scales.

There was an article in the NYTimes just recently about it: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/14/di...ted=all?src=tp