The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book

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Wildside Press, 2010 - Cooking - 618 pages
Fannie Merritt Farmer (1857-1915) brought standardization to American recipes through her immensely popular cookbook, first published in 1896. She was influential in the fields of nutrition and domestic science.

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About the author (2010)

Fannie Farmer (1857 1915) came to cooking due to a stroke at the age of sixteen that forced her to remain homebound for over a decade. She took up cooking so thoroughly that she turned her mother s home into a boardinghouse known for its uncommonly delicious meals. Once she was able to walk again, Farmer attended the Boston Cooking School in the late 1880s and learned to approach cooking as a domestic science, as was popular then. The cookbook she eventually published under the school s name in 1896 became unexpectedly famous, thanks to its system of standardized measuring vessels and level measurements.

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