The United States is the only major country that uses the complex system of measurement we have just described. In Canada,this system is also used, at least part of the time, although the metric system has been introduced. Other countries use a much simpler system called the metric system. It is possible that someday the metric system may be used in U.S. kitchens. Even if this never happens, it is useful, in this age of international influences on cooking, to be able to read and use recipes from around the world. So it is a good idea to become familiar with the metric system.
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