I'm making oven baked caponata and the recipe calls for a half glass of vinegar. No clue how many ounces to a "glass."

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    I'd guess it's equivalent of half of a glass of wine, but size of a "standard" glass of wine varies a bit. Anywhere from 100 ml to 175 ml according to the answers to this question: cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/23734/…
    – Ross Ridge
    Mar 7, 2015 at 22:52
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    Alternately, some old recipes will use "glass" to mean 2 ounces.
    – user5561
    Mar 8, 2015 at 17:57
  • You'd get better answers if you included more of the recipe, so people could get a better idea which of these suggestions is right. (The first comment suggests 50-88mL, the second suggests 30mL, and the third suggests 118mL, a pretty huge range.)
    – Cascabel
    Jun 11, 2015 at 20:27

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From my years of cooking, I would guess this to be about 4 oz. or 1/4 C. as we sometimes used a small 8 oz. juice glass for measuring and half a glass would be half of that or 4 oz = 1/4 C., especially with vinegar, Other than pickles I could not imagine a recipe using more vinegar than that. Hope this is helpful.

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