The One Thing No One Tells You About Celsius When You Live in the U.S.

Salmon FailSince I live in the United States, I automatically just assume that temperature is always put in fahrenheit.

Let me tell you, it’s not.

For dinner tonight, I was making myself a frozen prepackaged salmon. I set the temperature on my oven to 230° and thought that was a little low. So I double checked the packaging. Yep, it said 230°.

Twenty minutes later and my salmon was looking a little frozen still. So I triple checked the packaging. Turns out it said 230° celsius, not 230° fahrenheit.

The one thing no one tells you about celsius is that there are companies out there that put the celsius temperature before they put the fahrenheit temperature. And they put the fahrenheit temperature in parenthesis. If you’re anything like me, you automatically just skip over parenthesis. Which is problematic if you want salmon that’s not raw.

I decided to start off with cooking some prepackaged food and working my way up so that way I don’t embarrass myself — clearly that didn’t work out. All of you beginner cooks out there, if a temperature seems too low to fully cook something, you’re probably reading the celsius temperature. 

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