The Cook's Thesaurus

A cooking encyclopedia that covers thousands of ingredients and kitchen tools. Entries include descriptions, synonyms, pronunciations and suggested substitutions.

In a Pinch Ingredient Substitues (pdf)

This document is provided by New Mexico State University, a 4 page list of ingredient substitutes.

Gourmet Sleuth Cooking Conversion Calculator

This cooking resource has a selection of kitchen and cooking calculators for converting weights, volumes, metric and bar drinks.

Clothing Size Conversions

Women's Clothing

Temperature Conversions

Ovens - Many/most ovens are fan ovens (aka convection) and temperatures are shown in Celsius.

Cooking Conversions and Equivalents

Food Ingredient Equivalents
Different names, same thing.


It can incredibly frustrating learning new measures, for cooking or even buying clothes. Many simple tasks that we take for granted become more complicated as you must carefully calculate equivalents.

There are some useful conversion charts in this section and below is a download of a freeware quick conversion tool for metric and other measurements. (It runs without installing so it would probably be usable on a portable USB memory stick too!)

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