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Fannie Farmer was born in Boston in 1857. Although destined for medical school, a serious illness forced her to change her plans and she, instead, attended the Boston Cooking School studying under Mary Lincoln.
She graduated in 1889 and stayed on as a teacher. Within a short time she was appointed Director, a position she held until 1902.
While in that position she complied and edited the now famous Boston Cooking-School Cook Book and justifiably less well known Chafing Dish Possibilities. This book is a useful compendium of recipes that were well known at the time and were sometimes derived from authors of books published previously.
On leaving the Boston Cooking School she established her own venture which she called Miss Farmer's School of Cookery. She went on to write such books as Food and Cookery for the Sick and Convalescent (1904) and Catering for Special Occasions with Menus & Recipes (1911).
Before her death in 1915 she had overseen 21 editions of the Boston Cooking-School Cookbook.
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