The Boston Cooking School Cook Book by Fannie Merritt Farmer 1933 Little Brown & Company

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Step back in time with the culinary classic The Boston Cooking School Cook Book by Fannie Merritt Farmer, a landmark 1933 edition published by Little Brown & Company. This gem revolutionized the kitchen with its introduction of level measurements and straightforward instructions, making it a cornerstone of modern cooking practices.

 Originally released in 1896, its enduring popularity underscores its significance in both the culinary world and home libraries alike.

This edition is more than just a cookbook; it's a piece of culinary history, offering a rich collection of recipes, cooking terms, techniques, charts, and menus. As a special treat, it includes handwritten recipes from past owners, adding a personal touch that connects generations of cooks.

This cookbook retains its charm and utility. It's an essential addition for collectors of vintage cookbooks or anyone looking to explore the roots of American cooking.


  • Author: Fannie Merritt Farmer
  • Publisher: Little Brown & Company
  • Year: 1933
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 831
  • Dimensions: 8x6x1 inches
  • Condition: Please note the wear on the cover, recipes written on pages, cookbook stains on the page ends, split in the binding, and all pages attached. Scroll in and view all that is shown in the photos.

Four Key Features:

  1. Pioneering Culinary Work: Introduced level measurements and easy-to-follow directions.
  2. Comprehensive Content: Includes recipes, cooking terms, techniques, charts, and menus.
  3. Historical Significance: Continues to be celebrated for its impact on American cooking.
  4. Personal Touch: Features handwritten recipes from previous owners.

Beyond The Final Page:

Owning The Boston Cooking School Cook Book is like having a piece of culinary history in your hands. Whether for your vintage collection or to discover the origins of modern cooking techniques, this book offers both nostalgia and timeless wisdom.

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