Good Cooking Requires Math (00:47)
Ingredients, time, and temperature are three elements of success in the kitchen.
Kitchen Hygiene (00:38)
Make sure hands, tools, bowls, surfaces, and food are clean. Learn tips for washing hands.
Units of Kitchen Measurement (03:52)
In the kitchen, we measure ingredients in three ways. The United States customary units system of measurements is used in the U.S.; most other countries use the metric system. Megan Thomas identifies the most common units of measure when cooking.
Measurement Equivalents (01:20)
See measurement equivalents in volume and weight. Learn tips to help you remember equivalent equations.
Thomas identifies the abbreviations of commonly used units of measurement in cooking.
Measuring Tools and Techniques (01:02)
Using timers helps prevent under cooked and overcooked food.
Thermometers can measure the heat applied to food and the temperature of the food. Learn safe minimum temperatures and basic guidelines for oven temperature.
Types of Ingredients (00:59)
In the kitchen, we measure three categories of ingredients: dry, moist, and liquid. Learn tips for measuring each type.
Measuring Cups (01:20)
Measuring cups usually come in sets. Measuring cups specifically designed for liquids typically result in less mess. Learn tips for reading a measuring cup.
Measuring Spoons and Scale (01:44)
Measuring spoons usually come in sets and can be used for wet and dry ingredients. A kitchen scale measures weight in ounces and pounds.
Measuring Tips (00:59)
Tips include: using a dash or pinch, measuring something sticky, and using half an egg,
Converting Measurements (02:32)
First check the serving size of a recipe. Thomas doubles a recipe for chocolate chip cookies; she converts the amounts on paper first.
Comparing Costs (01:38)
Simple math can be used to compare the prices of ingredients at a store. Thomas reviews the measuring concepts discussed in this video.
Credits: Kitchen Math: Measuring (00:46)
Credits: Kitchen Math: Measuring
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