The Fannie Farmer Cookbook

By Fannie Merritt Farmer

Original Publisher
Little, Brown, and Company
Date of publication
1896
ISBN
0679450815

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First published in 1896, this cookbook is notable for being the first of its kind to take a rigorous, almost scientific approach to recipe writing, presenting the reader with careful step-by-step instructions that are taken for granted in modern cookbooks.

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Recommended by

Jeff Stutsman

Director of Operations, Momofuku Culinary Lab

This book is an American classic. When I first started cooking, I would rifle through different cookbooks looking for the right recipes. More often than not, I would find it here.

William Grimes

Obituary writer and former restaurant critic

The most useful day-in, day out cookbook, with sane modernizing by Marion Cunningham.

Heather Holden-Brown

Director, HHB Agency Ltd

Alexander Lobrano

Author, Hungry for Paris

Megan Elias

Culinary historian

Clark Wolf

Consultant and writer

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