Know your measurements and know them right. That's how great food gets made after all.
Use the following chart to make sense of the relationship between different units of volume measurement that you will frequently encounter in the kitchen:
|Unit:||Converts to:||Converts to:|
|1 teaspoon||1/3 tablespoon||1/6 fluid ounce|
|1 tablespoon||3 teaspoons||1/2 fluid ounce|
|1/8 cup||2 tablespoons||1 fluid ounce|
|1/4 cup||4 tablespoons||2 fluid ounces|
|1/3 cup||1/4 cup plus 4 teaspoons||2 3/4 fluid ounces|
|1/2 cup||8 tablespoons||4 fluid ounces|
|1 cup||1/2 pint||8 fluid ounces|
|1 pint||2 cups||16 fluid ounces|
|1 quart||4 cups||32 fluid ounces|
|1 liter||1 quart plus 1/4 cup||4 1/4 cups|
|1 gallon||4 quarts||16 cups|
Measuring out ingredients can sometimes be a daunting task, what with everyone seemingly operating on a different system of measurement! Thankfully, thie following chart, in conjunction with a handy kitchen scale, is all you need to hit that recipe-note for-note.