I taught them to cook vidya4 - Flipbook - Page 29
Outside the classroom the world carries on with the old
measurements. Milkmen deliver milk in pint glass bottles, pubs
sell pints of beer and the greengrocer prices his fruit and vegetables
in old money and weighs them by the pound. Shops sell packets of
lard and margarine in half pounds and flour in three pound paper
bags. BUT I HAVE TO GO METRIC IN MY CLASSROOM.
All my handwritten school recipes are in metric and on days
when they cook their favourite recipe from home, it leads to chaos.
They bring in treasured cuttings from magazines and newspapers
and even Nan’s handwritten recipe book. Liz is stern with me.
‘Nan says you need to use pounds and ounces to cook this cake
else it won’t work.’
I wonder if, in the future, someone will have to look up what
oz, lb and pt mean.
Get the girls to cook the tea