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  Glencoe House Publications, England

Glencoe House cookery books are designed for both British & American kitchens.

          
                                                                                                                         *All copies of American Cooking 
                                                                                                                                                                   in England have sold out.

Books 

Measurements for Cooking -- An American cook's search for clarity

And not just clarity for ease of cooking too:
A half-cup of butter called for?  Look up the weight of one cup of butter, divide that weight in half, then  scoop that weight of butter into your mixing bowl (set on a scale set to zero).
One cup of shredded Cheddar called for? Just look up the weight of 1 cup of shredded Cheddar, then break off a chunk of Cheddar of that weight, and shred it.

This book converts, by ingredient, US cups to weights, and vice versa. And it's handy for quick conversions of length, and temperature, too.
  It's in constant use in our kitchen.

Measurements for Cooking was designed as an aid for international food editors, to help with converting US & UK measures.  It's still in print and available.

In Middie's Kitchen -- Mid Sarchioto's Italian-American family recipes 

Who's Middie?  She is a Canadian-born and Schenectady, NY-raised woman and a natural cook who, in the 1960s, married into an Italian-American family.  Her mother-in-law, Francesca, moved in the 1940s from Naples, Italy to Schenectady, New York. The Italian recipes Francesca taught Middie were not written down until now.  In 2006, Delora Jones travelled to Schenectady to her sister Mid's, to document the ingredients and methods of Mid's family recipes.  This slender collection of Francesca's Italian recipes and Mid's American family recipes has been written for both American and British cooks.  Ingredient amounts are given in US cups for Americans and also metric weights for Brits.  
(Or will the UK be reverting to pounds and ounces soon?  If so, there's Measurements for Cooking as well . . .)

The Pocketbook Guide to American Cooking in England
A guide for buying American ingredients in British supermarkets

This pocket-sized guide is for translating & converting American cookery items, terms and measurements to British English. Originally published in 1998, it remains a helpful pocketbook for using today.

American Cooking in England -- sorry, All copies have sold out.

 

Fridge magnets

 Butter Measures (UK)     


Where do you look for books online?

When you're looking for a particular book, where do you first look?  Amazon?  

And if Amazon say the book is unavailable, do you then try to find it elsewhere?

A cookery editor from Pavilion Book Co. in London contacted us, saying:

"I used your Measurements for Cooking pretty much daily at my previous work and I'd love to order a copy for reference here at Pavilion but Amazon has it as currently unavailable.  Do you have any copies to sell?  It's such a useful resource!"

Measurements for Cooking IS available, directly from us (the publisher), and also from Foyle's Bookshop.

When Amazon say a book is unavailable or only available used, don't stop searching; try other web sites, starting first with the book's publisher.  

Amazon might direct you to Abe Books for a used copy (Amazon acquired Abe Books in 2008), but they don't direct you to the publisher of the book, who might have unused copies in stock.

We've contacted Amazon many times since 2011 asking them to correct their listings of our books but they don't.  (2011 is when we first noticed our sales of The Pocketbook Guide to American Cooking in England had gone from one to two a week, to about one a month.  That's when we found Amazon had started listing our books as unavailable.)  

Update:  When I looked online on 18 April 2019, Amazon.co.uk didn't list any new copies but did list a single copy of Measurements for Cooking (used), at a price starting from 200!  (On that same day, Amazon.com also listed no new copies but did list a used one starting at $99.)

It's a lot cheaper direct from us, the publisher, or ordered through a physical bookshop, and that's for a new, not used, copy. 

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So for the record:
    These books are all in print and are available NEW:
    Measurements for Cooking    27.99
    In Middie's Kitchen    18.74
    The Pocketbook Guide to American Cooking in England
    4.99  

    The only book of ours that has sold out and is no longer available new is: 
    American Cooking in England


 

 

  Web last updated:  8 October 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glencoe House Publications create cookery books designed for ease of use in both British and American kitchens.  We are a small family publisher in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England. 

Our books are published in response to a need, and are written, designed and printed in England.

We started in 1998 with two books, American Cooking in England (now sold out) and The Pocketbook Guide to American Cooking in England, published to fill a need: that of translating and converting American cookery items, terms and measurements to British English.  

In 2011, Measurements for Cooking was published also to fill a need:  that of converting cookery volumes (e.g., US cups) to weights (e.g., grams), and vice versa.  This book was designed for ease of use by international food editors who have to work quickly.  It has many tabbed sections for quick reference, and includes handy hints such as how to make your own baking powder, self-raising flour, vegetarian jelly [jello], etc., plus a smattering of about 10 recipes (e.g., seeded soda bread, meatloaf, pancakes, peanut butter patties).  It is also especially helpful to the British home cook for converting downloaded American & Canadian recipes, and as a quick-reference aid in the kitchen.

In 2013, we printed In Middie's Kitchen.  This book, a family publication (Mid Sarchioto and Delora Jones are sisters), contains Mid's family recipes, a good number of which are Italian recipes, passed on to Mid by Francesca, her Neapolitan mother-in-law.  These recipes had always been cooked by rote none had been written down.
To preserve the family recipes, Delora Jones travelled from the Midlands in England to Mid's in Schenectady, New York and watched as Mid cooked, writing down the ingredients and methods used. Delora wrote the recipes for both American and British cooks, with separate British recipes where needed.