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High Altitude Charts and Links
High Altitude Cooking was the "Learning Subject of the Month" for both the months of February and March (link to archived newsletters is below). In these, Diane Boone explained the "how-to's" and "if's" of cooking at higher elevations, often referring to the book "The New High Altitude Cookbook," by Beverly M. Anderson and Donna M. Hamilton. A link to our "Recommended Books" webpage can also be found at the bottom of this page, which links to the place in Amazon.com where this book can be purchased. Following are the charts we have available to you regarding High Altitude Cooking:

Boiling Point Of Water*
Altitude in
Feet
Altitude in
Meters
Degrees F. Degrees C.
0 0 212.0 100.0
500 152 211.0 99.4
1000 305 210.0 98.9
2000 610 208.2 97.9
3000 914 206.2 96.8
4000 1219 204.4 95.8
5000 1524 202.6 94.8
6000 1829 200.7 93.7
7000 2134 198.7 92.6
8000 2438 196.9 91.6
10,000 3048 194.0 90.0
12,500 3810 189.8 87.7
14,000 4267 187.3 86.3
* = These temperatures will all vary according to whatever your current barometric pressure is. The ONLY way to find the exact boiling point is to take standard barometric pressure (29.92 millibars) and subtract the local barometric pressure (found on a barometer or in the local weather forecast). Multiply the resulting number by 1.8518. Add 212 to that and you will find the current boiling point of water wherever you happen to be at the time of testing (altitude does not matter). If you use this formula to find the boiling point, (mainly used for the calibration of thermometers) the result will only be correct for a short while, at which time you'll need to get an updated local barometric pressure and refigure the formula. Questions??? Ask in CCF's Message Boards.


Oven Temperature Ranges At High Altitudes
Temp. Slow Moderate Hot
Degrees F. 300 - 325 340 - 375 400 - 425
Degrees C. 149 - 163 177 - 191 204 - 218

Click HERE to view our archived newsletter articles, where both High Altitude Cooking articles can be found.

Click HERE to view our Recommended Books page.

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