checking with the tree of life real quick to find out how many pints are in a cup just American things
@SeanAloysiusOBrien OOH this looks really fuckin' useful actually!
(Did you make it yourself? If not d'you happen to have a source?)
@SeanAloysiusOBrien I .. didn't know there was an integer relationships between tea spoons and cups.
@SeanAloysiusOBrien It is, though the relationships between 1/3 & 2/3 cups and teaspoons / tablespoons is unintuitive.
(For others who may care.)
@SeanAloysiusOBrien This is made a lot more complicated by the fractions of a cup.
Doesn't including those defeat the point of expressing the fractions in those rings?
I don't think those rings are pie charts. The size of the slice doesn't mean anything.
They're just an artistic way of presenting the ratios.
But if there's an entry that 16 tablespoons make a cup, why do we need to also know that 8 tablespoons make half a cup? And 4 tablespoons make a quarter of a cup?
And as soon as you're talking about converting entire recipes to the local units of measure, remembering 48 tsp. to the cup seems a lot simpler (if you live in tsp land instead of ml land).
Just use the local measures.
I like the diagram, though, it would make a great fridge magnet for those of us who live in tsp land.
@SeanAloysiusOBrien ... Why 1 tea spoon = 1 1/3 cup but 48 tea spoon = 1 cup ???
is 1/3 cup something different from an actual third of a cup ???
@SeanAloysiusOBrien what is this black magic? Being from the UK I hate using recipes that have cups in them because I have quite a few cups, most of them are different sizes.
Knowing half a pint is one cup is actually useful knowledge!
@SeanAloysiusOBrien Seeing this makes me think about how the only reason we're still on these units is all the old bitter fogeys who have all this useful information just ... in their brains taking up space
@SeanAloysiusOBrien This is one of those things that does happen to map to metric too. A quart is pretty much a liter, an american cup is 240ml, and so sixteen 15ml tablespoons and forty-eight 5ml teaspoons slot right in.
I guess the biggest diff is while we do use liters and tablespoons and teaspoons, we use “deciliters” (100 ml) instead of cups. A deciliter is 20 teaspoons or a third of that many tablespoons. (Which isn’t an integer relationship unfortunately.)
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