All of yumsome’s recipes have been cooked by me, and eaten by friends and family (as well as by myself, of course!). Many appear on the menus of cafés and hotels around the world. Many have been successfully recreated by my friends and readers. However, due to variations in cooking methods and equipment, weights and measures systems, availability of ingredients, geography, climate, culinary skill (!), etc, I cannot be held responsible for the outcome of any of my recipes which you recreate in your own kitchens.
Weights and Measures
Please note that measurements in parenthesis are approximate; it is beyond the scope of yumsome to be able to provide pinpoint-accurate ingredient quantities for every type of measuring utensil. As a guideline however, I make the assumption that:
- 1 cup = US cup = 240 ml
- 1 tbsp = US/UK = 15 ml
- 1 fl oz = US = 30 ml
If you substitute ingredients and/or amounts, I cannot guarantee your culinary creations will turn out exactly like mine (they may even be better). Likewise, if I list any ingredients to which you, or those you cook for, are allergic or intolerant, it is up to you to make the necessary changes. Common sense should always prevail!
Is provided as a guideline only, and uses daily recommendations as set out by European standards. For American and Australian/NZ guidelines, please visit Cron-o-Meter where you will be able to input the list of ingredients, and choose your own macronutrient guidelines.
If substituting ingredients, please bear in mind that you may find the nutritional values change. Similarly, portion numbers are approximate, and based on the amount that amato mio and I eat; you may well eat more or less than us.
Finally, while some recipes have a very obvious country of origin, others are listed according to a particular culinary influence; for example, my mojito sorbet is neither Italian nor Cuban but it was was influenced by both nations’ food and drink traditions.