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Cheat Sheet

Student Cookbook For Dummies (UK Edition)

Cooking with little time, money and equipment is made easier with this Cheat Sheet, which gives you tips and information to help you get to grips with cooking basics.

Handy Conversion Tables for New Cooks

Want to create simple meals on a budget that taste great? With these conversion tables (which are British measurements), you can ensure you get the temperature and amount of ingredients just right.

Oven Temperature Conversions
Fahrenheit Celsius Gas Mark
225 110 ¼
250 130 ½
275 140 1
300 150 2
325 170 3
350 180 4
375 190 5
400 200 6
425 220 7
450 230 8
475 240 9
Weight Conversions
Imperial Ounces (oz) Metric Grams (g)
½ 10
¾ 20
1 25
1 ½ 40
2 50
2 ½ 60
3 75
4 110
4 ½ 125
5 150
6 175
7 200
8 225
9 250
10 275
12 350
1 pound (16 ounces) 450
1 ½ pounds 700
2 pounds 900
2 ¼ pounds 1 kilogram
3 pounds 1.35 kilograms
Volume Conversions
Imperial Fluid Ounces (fl oz) Metric Millilitres (ml)
1 30
2 55
3 75
5 (¼ pint) 150
10 (½ pint) 275
15 (¾ pint) 425
1 pint 570
1 ¼ pints 725
1 ¾ pints 1 litre
2 pints 1.2
2 ½ pints 1.5
4 pints 2.25

If I Eat This, Will I Die? Food Storage Advice for Newbies

Yoghurt looking a bit yucky? Tomatoes no longer tasty? This handy table tells you how long to store uncooked items in the fridge before you risk stomach distress — or worse.

Item Will Keep in the Fridge for . . .
Chicken breast Up to 2 days
Minced beef Up to 2 days
Fresh fish Up to 2 days
Bacon Up to 7 days
Pizza Up to 4 days
Eggs Up to 5 weeks
Tomatoes Up to 10 days
Carrots Up to 2 weeks
Lettuce Up to 1 week
Mushrooms Up to 4 days
Opened yoghurt pot Up to 4 days
Milk Up to 7 days
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