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Fannie Farmer Was Born
March 23, 1857

In her recipes, Farmer gave exact measurements (like a 1/8 teaspoon of salt instead of a dash of salt), guaranteeing her readers reliable results. Recipes were not widely written this way before. She also originated and perfected recipes at the Boston Cooking School. She started there as a promising student and quickly became director of the school. She put together the Fannie Farmer Cookbook while she was director. Do you like to cook? Fannie Farmer made it easier.
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