With a scale, seeing which cup holds 250g of water
Originally Posted by chima_p
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
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