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Original 1896 Boston Cooking-School Cook Book [Paperback]

Fannie Merritt Farmer
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June 19 2012
A cookbook classic, acclaimed for such innovations as simple directions, concern with nutrition and terms now standard in American cooking. Detailed methods for preparing soups, seafood, meat, vegetables, poultry, salads, hot and cold desserts, and many other dishes. A delightful repository of information for nostalgia buffs and a useful aid for today's homemaker.

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Although we have grown up believing that Fannie Farmer was the pioneer of standardized measurements, her classic "Original" Boston Cooking-School Cook book was in fact a re-editing of the "Boston Cooking School Cook Book" by Mary Lincoln. Mary Lincoln founded the Boston Cooking School and later hired Fannie Farmer to be its principal. Those interested in the history of cook books and recipies should get both of these reprints to compare. Either one are great to get a window on how it was done in days of wood stoves and early ideas of nutrition.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The real Fannie Farmer was fascinating June 30 2001
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I've always loved Fannie Farmer's straightforward instructions. Recently I found a children's book, FANNIE IN THE KITCHEN, that tells how Fannie Merritt Farmer may have gotten started in cooking as a mother's helper. I never realized Farmer suffered from polio or a stroke as a teenager, which made her "unmarriageble" in those days. It's fascinating to look back at how roles for women opened up during and after the Civil War, and Fannie is no exception.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A reprint of a classic cook book that was plegarized. June 17 1999
By pkarsten@ihot.com - Published on Amazon.com
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Although we have grown up believing that Fannie Farmer was the pioneer of standardized measurements, her classic "Original" Boston Cooking-School Cook book was in fact a re-editing of the "Boston Cooking School Cook Book" by Mary Lincoln. Mary Lincoln founded the Boston Cooking School and later hired Fannie Farmer to be its principal. Those interested in the history of cook books and recipies should get both of these reprints to compare. Either one are great to get a window on how it was done in days of wood stoves and early ideas of nutrition.
15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The real Fannie Farmer was fascinating June 30 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I've always loved Fannie Farmer's straightforward instructions. Recently I found a children's book, FANNIE IN THE KITCHEN, that tells how Fannie Merritt Farmer may have gotten started in cooking as a mother's helper. I never realized Farmer suffered from polio or a stroke as a teenager, which made her "unmarriageble" in those days. It's fascinating to look back at how roles for women opened up during and after the Civil War, and Fannie is no exception.
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