not quite rightPosted: July 6, 2017 Filed under: Cooking Leave a comment
I have this annoying habit of going shopping and leaving an ingredient off of the shopping list that I need for the dish I’m making for dinner. I did that recently. I needed coconut milk and didn’t pick it up. I scrounged around in the cabinet and found a package of store-brand non-fat dry milk that had made its way down from Gilroy.
While the external package was the store brand, the inside packet was generic. One side of the packet had the instructions in English and showed how to make a quart of milk. The other side was in Spanish and showed how to make a liter. But it said to use 3 and 3/4 cups of water. The same as for making a quart.
There are a couple of problems here. First, a liter is not identical to a quart. A quart is 0.946 liters. All right, not that much difference. But still, this is sloppy. If you want to make a liter of milk, you probably have a measuring cup that has metric measurements. And if you’re going to go to the trouble of translating the instructions into Spanish you might as well go so far as to specify 950 milileters instead of 3 and 3/4 cups.