Children's Metric Cookbook
December 31, 2003 10:04 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking to buy a children's cookbook for a young friend in Canada, but the only one I could find on or Google that explicitly stated it had metric measurements (Children's Quick And Easy Cookbook by Angela Wilkes) looked a little too advanced for the kid's tastes. Can anyone recommend a good one with metric measurements, basic cooking terminology, and kitchen safety tips?

Oh, and heavy on the cookie recipes...
posted by Soliloquy to Food & Drink (5 answers total)
I don't know too many households that aren't in posession of teaspoons, tablespoons or cups. Also, the dial on ever oven I've ever seen has both F and C temparatures.

The kid won't be lost with a non-metric cookbook. Don't worry, they'll indoctrinate him or her with the superiority of SI in school.
posted by Space Coyote at 10:46 PM on December 31, 2003

try looking on instead of .com, you may find more books with metric and or both metric and imperial. all the kids i know are versed in both.
posted by t r a c y at 11:46 PM on December 31, 2003

What Space Coyote said. I'm Canadian, I cook for a living, and I'm comfortable w/ teaspoons, etc., for smaller measurements and metric-based measurements for larger stuff. Plus, measuring spoons, cups, etc., sold here are generally labelled in both Metric and Imperial. (In fact, I assume the metric is government mandated, but the Imperial is market demand.) If you absolutely insist on metric measurements, you might have more luck with a cookbook published in Canada, but I'm afraid I can't recommend any specific one.
posted by arto at 3:49 AM on January 1, 2004

I'm Canadian, I cook from scratch most of the time, and most of my recipe collection consists of American cookbooks. What is really helpful is the conversion table in the back of my favourite cookbook, and I refer to that often. You might want to make sure the cookbook you buy has a conversion table, but otherwise don't worry about that aspect of it.
posted by orange swan at 4:01 AM on January 1, 2004

Hi, my name is FFFish, and I'm a Canuck. ("Hi, Fish!") I, too, use imperial measures when cooking. Partly because so many cookbooks are imperial, and partly because I'm over 30, which means I grew up during that mixed-up crossover time.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:29 AM on January 1, 2004

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