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Fanny Farmer Fans the Flames with Cook Book

Fannie Farmer born on this date in 1857. Her book, Boston Cooking-School Cook Book, became a hugely popular cook book and remains one of the best known cooking references.

Publishing History

Cottage Pudding

I became interested in cottage pudding largely because of its name. Why was it called a pudding, since it seemed to be a cake, and why a cottage pudding? 936 more words

Food History

50 Women Game Changers in Food: Fannie Farmer (Week 3)

In 2011, Gourmet released their list of the 50 Women Game ChangersĀ in Food. I stumbled on this entirely by accident. One week a couple of months ago, I was meal planning, and didn’t have access to my Ina Garten cookbooks. 965 more words

50 Women Game Changers

You Know You're a Foodie When...

You spend most of the day reading the new copy of The Fannie Farmer Cookbook, cover to cover. You have the facsimile 1896 version for comparison sitting right next to you. 36 more words


Something Old, Something New

Well, here we are at 2015. I’m ready for it to be a fine 12 months. I started the year by going back in time. I had to order a new version of The Fannie Farmer Cookbook. 469 more words


Sand Tarts

“Why are they called sand tarts?” asked my daughter. I told her that I think it’s becauseĀ these delicate sugar cookies crumble like sand when you eat them. 849 more words

Food History

The Joy of Cooking

Before Thanksgiving I had my twenty-three year old Ikea kitchen cabinets professionally painted. That required emptying drawers and cupboards and getting rid of many things that no longer served me, designating them for either Goodwill or the trash. 1,466 more words