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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Update to "True Measure" on Nov 25

Back in November I wrote about my Grandmother being able to measure "on the fly" when she baked and always get it right. We recently received a cookbook from the famed French Laundry and as I was perusing it, I came upon an interesting section on being able to measure by sight. Now, why does the French Laundry have to reveal to me my Grandmother's secrets. I always knew she was a world class cook - this just proves it in writing. According to them, a teaspoon should equal the amount of salt one can gather between the thumb and 3 fingers, 1/2 teaspoon between the thumb and 2 fingers, and 1/4 teaspoon between the thumb and 1 finger. And now you know . . . the rest of the story.

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