# Subtract 32, multiply by 5, and divide by 9.

It’s the short path from Fahrenheit to Celsius and the shorter path to failure. Ah, the joys of expatriate baking.

She’s clearly foreign.

We sweet-toothed Americans living in the United Kingdom have grandma’s recipes in our heads and a culinary allegiance to the homeland in our hearts, but, just like her friends, grandma unfortunately measured her flour in cups. We must convert! We must convert!

The arduous process of uncertain calculations feels to me exactly like math class in fourth grade: my face gets hot, the shame creeps in.

My fellow blogger Blake has been writing about book displays lately, and I’ve just set up a range of our American baking books to amuse local bakers. To help them, I compiled a basic chart of measurement conversions and terminology. It’s admittedly spotty, and probably not altogether accurate. Curiously, all you get when you Google trans-Atlantic baking conversion charts is a sea of variations. I’ve done my best to approximate the averages in each scenario.