I'm watching Barefoot Contessa on th Food Network (now 24 hours a day). She uses sticks of butter and for the first time I saw one - actually packaged into sticks (about 4 ounces). So online I went - and I had no idea that American kitchens don't usually have a set of scales!!! So thathelps explain why they use cups and all sorts of other measures, not to mention the weird stuuf they buy, presumably because it is ready weighed. But I also saw something else that did food swaps... swap your unhealthy food for soemthing more healthy. I had no idea what have the foods were. Americans seem to eat so much non food food!! Weird stuff in cans, tubes and little packets or jars.