Fannie Farmer

Fannie Merritt Farmer (1857–1915) was an American culinary expert whose Boston Cooking-School Cook Book became a widely used culinary text. She is known for introducing the concept of using standardized measurements in recipes, which greatly improved the reliability and consistency of dishes for American households and professional chefs.


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  1. 1. The Boston Cooking School Cook Book

    This iconic culinary reference, first published in the late 19th century, revolutionized American cooking by introducing standardized measurements and a systematic approach to kitchen procedures. It serves as a comprehensive guide to American cuisine, offering a wide array of recipes ranging from simple home fare to more elaborate dishes, along with detailed instructions on techniques, kitchen equipment, and ingredient selection. The book's emphasis on precision and clarity in recipe formulation made it an invaluable resource for both the novice and experienced cook, securing its place as a staple in American kitchens and influencing the way cooking is taught for generations.

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