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PostPosted: October 2nd, 2008, 7:31 pm 
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I found an interesting recipe for a tomato-garlic sauce on an American website but it says I needed "1/4 cup of basil leaves" and I'm wondering: What's an American cup?

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I found an interesting recipe for a tomato-garlic sauce on an American website but it says I needed "1/4 cup of basil leaves" and I'm wondering: What's an American cup?

An American cup is a unit to measure volume, used in cooking to measure sugar, flour, and liquids.

1 Cup= 16 Tablespoons

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True, but don't hold him to it for very long.

The USA congress can change all standard system measurements any time they feel like it. :shame: :shifty:

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An American cup is a unit to measure volume, used in cooking to measure sugar, flour, and liquids.
1 Cup= 16 Tablespoons
Gee... sugar, flour and even liquids... wow, who would have thought that? :sarcasm:
Hell, I do know what a prototypical cup is. And your answer makes me ask one more thing, like, how big is an American tablespoon? I own three different kinds that can hold different amounts of whatever you want to put in them...
Bah, what the heck... I'll just assume "a cup" contains up to 200 ml and use the middle-sized cup from my shelf.
But I'll try that "16 tablespoons" thing because the quantity doesn't sound like much. At least not like "a cupfull".

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lol @ everyone.

42317 - You're about right. 1 cup=235 ml or 8oz if that is easier for ya.

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42317 - You're about right. 1 cup=235 ml or 8oz if that is easier for ya.

Ounces? Central Europe is the Mecca of the metric system. :lol:

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lol @ everyone.

42317 - You're about right. 1 cup=235 ml or 8oz if that is easier for ya.


Hmm. My measuring cup shows 1 cup ~ 250ml. Way to go Pyrex (or the US educational system, take your pick). :sarcasm:

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Hmm. My measuring cup shows 1 cup ~ 250ml. Way to go Pyrex (or the US educational system, take your pick). :sarcasm:

All cups in Canada = 250 ml.

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Ounces? Central Europe is the Mecca of the metric system. :lol:

Whatever floats your boat :lol:

1 US cup = 236.588237 ml

Not really sure who figures these things out to the millionth :roll: but there ya go :mrgreen:

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Thanks a lot.
Anyhow, I tried the sauce and it was quite good. Six cloves of garlic are quite something and the red pepper adds a little something that tastes quite well. But next time I'll add some chopped bacon to enhance the overall flavor. I felt the taste had a watery hole in it... ya know, something was missing, and I'd like to try bacon.

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42317 wrote:
Thanks a lot.
Anyhow, I tried the sauce and it was quite good. Six cloves of garlic are quite something and the red pepper adds a little something that tastes quite well. But next time I'll add some chopped bacon to enhance the overall flavor. I felt the taste had a watery hole in it... ya know, something was missing, and I'd like to try bacon.
I would probably die after trying that...:vomit: , seriously, 6 cloves of garlic seems like quite the poison recipe, for me at least, since I hate garlic with a passion. :vomit:
Anyways, it sounds like you do have some cooking skills 42317, trying to improve the flavor of a recipe. My cooking skills are limited to learning the recipes, preparing the food and eating it later :yummy:

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seriously, 6 cloves of garlic seems like quite the poison recipe, for me at least, since I hate garlic with a passion.

Upon consumption we were surprised to realize that the garlic did not "stick out" in terms of taste, and the "aftersmell" was not as extreme as expected. Maybe some other ingredient is keeping that in check?

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it sounds like you do have some cooking skills 42317, trying to improve the flavor of a recipe.

Thanks a lot :D , but I still have a long way to go. Results take time because I'm doing "Trial and Error", and I cannot prepare the same meal too often.

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seriously, 6 cloves of garlic seems like quite the poison recipe, for me at least, since I hate garlic with a passion.

Upon consumption we were surprised to realize that the garlic did not "stick out" in terms of taste, and the "aftersmell" was not as extreme as expected. Maybe some other ingredient is keeping that in check?

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it sounds like you do have some cooking skills 42317, trying to improve the flavor of a recipe.

Thanks a lot :D , but I still have a long way to go. Results take time because I'm doing "Trial and Error", and I cannot prepare the same meal too often.


Can you post a link to the recipe? My wife loves garlic.... As for trying bacon, bacon makes everything better, does it not? :D

My choleserol is high, and I'm lazy so I just go to Costco (our big warehouse stores out here) buy some Prego spagetti sauce (made by Campbell Soup company :roll:) and then spike it. Usually I brown a pound of ground turkey (spiced with pepper and basil or italian mix seasoning), one chopped large onion, a tablespoon of chopped garlic and sometimes sliced brown or white mushrooms. It's pretty good and kids safe (may not be an issue for most :P ). Not as popular with the kids as chilli & spagetti, but it is servicable and inexpensive. I still like to try a variety of recipes though. I love to eat and I have to cook to feed my habit!

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Can you post a link to the recipe? My wife loves garlic...

Uh, sure. It looks like we don't have a thread about the preparation of meals... I'll make one then.

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From the Ga-Rei Zero thread:

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I wouldn't have expected that after such an "08/15" first episode.
What's an "08/15" episode mean?

(...) Due to being a standardized design and being produced in vast numbers the expression "Nulla-Acht-Fünfzehn" came to mean "nothing special", "lackluster", "standard", "average", and "somewhat boring". Something you've already seen often.

Maybe an appropiate parallel (the idea is the same and the example would be closer to the audience) would be with the old mighty Yankee machinegun: the Gatling gun. Not that I had read the "08/15" expression, but when you explained it the idea was triggered for me.

Is there a "Gatling idiom"?

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