Hello. This is the 2013
Hello all and in particular America. I shall no doubt upset a few here but comments on this subject would be most interesting and in particular considering that in the twenty-first century we do have electricity and batteries and for a very small amount of money, a scale can be purchased. A scale is accurate and leaves nobody in doubt as to the quantities required be it ounces or metric. So the question here is why do so many people in the business of food formulas (in America) insist on displaying ingredients is something so variable as a cup. The bottom diameter can be different to the top and marking the height into eights or tens is ridiculous. Add to that, compaction and it gets worse. Same with spoons.
Further, in the case of those that write recipe books that are supposed to sell to the international market makes the situation even more farcical and almost leave me with the feeling, stuff every one else, do as we do. Personally, I would never purchase a book that was written without a SENSIBLE weights and measurement system. That's it, off my chest. Still love TFL.