Measure vs. Weigh…

Some wisdom from my Mom:

Why do Americans measure ingredients while most other cultures weigh them? American pioneers traveled across the country in wagons or on horseback. Scales were too heavy and bulky to carry. However, every pioneer had a drinking cup and spoon handy. If a small amount of an ingredient was used, the spoon scooped it. If a large amount was used, the cup scooped it.

— from The Bread Book