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« on: April 02, 2004 10:48:03 AM »

i need to convert a couple english recipes to french. i won't bore everybody with the recipes unless they want them but if anybody can help me??? i have a good start on it but i especially need to make sure i have the measurements right. THANKS!!!

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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2004 11:26:32 AM »

I'm not such what units are used in France but I assume you are going the US type units to metric.

Anyway, for the unit convesions try this site:
They have sections where it does the math for you.
OR FoodTV has a helpful table if you search for Measurements and Conversion Table

If you are mathematically challenged, remember the units to help you along:

How many mL in 3 Tbsps?

3Tbsp x  15mL   = 45mL
            1 Tbsp

Unluckily, you can't change something that is a volume to a weight simply without a density.  
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2004 12:26:00 PM »

The Google Calculator has been fairly helpful converting some measurements for me: "The calculator can solve math problems involving basic arithmetic, more complicated math, units of measure and conversions, and physical constants."
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2004 12:38:01 PM »

thanks guys! you're awesome. now that i have the "how to convert" problem solved - does ANYone know what to convert TO??? that's where my real problem lies. in a french recipe are sugar and butter measured in liters? mL? grams? i assume butter is grams, and teaspoons and tbls are mL i think, but as for the rest.... even a site that has recipes actually written in french might help. i did a google for that but after several false hits came up empty.

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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2004 12:46:42 PM »

Flour and sugar are usually given in grams or kilograms in the European recipes I've used (French and Danish); this cooking conversion calculator has plenty of densities programmed in.
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2004 01:02:16 PM »

thank you thank you thank you! i am going to go with grams for dry and butter and liters for wet. hopefully that will work! (and maybe i'll include one of the conversion websites at the bottom LOL)

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