All of the formulas in this book are presented using three units of measure: metric, U.S., and percentage of the whole, uncooked batch. I have chosen metric for the primary units of measure for several solid reasons: grams allow for great ease of use; there is no need for fractions of ounces or conversion to and from pounds, as occurs when U.S. measurements are used. Also, being a smaller unit of measure, grams have a greater level of inherent accuracy. Most users of this book already work with digital scales that easily read either metric or U.S. measurements, so new equipment is not required. Finally, the United States remains the only country on the globe that has not embraced the simpler, more logical metric system; I believe that the change is long overdue.