The Boston Cooking-School Cookbook by Fannie Merritt Farmer 1921 Little Brown and Company Vintage Cookbook

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Are you ready to bring timeless culinary wisdom into your kitchen? The Boston Cooking-School Cookbook by Fannie Merritt Farmer, published in 1921, is a pioneering work in the culinary profession.

This vintage cookbook offers level measurements and easy-to-follow directions, making it a must-have for any cooking enthusiast. Despite its age, this book remains a valuable resource, complete with 122 photo illustrations and a wealth of recipes ranging from basic to elaborate.


  • Title: The Boston Cooking-School Cookbook
  • Author: Fannie Merritt Farmer
  • Publication Date: 1921
  • Publisher: Little Brown and Company
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 656
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Cover has minor stains; inside page has newspaper clipping recipes taped and a handwritten recipe on the back inside cover (check photos for specifics)

A Culinary Classic:

First published in 1896, this cookbook set the standard for modern culinary practices. It introduced level measurements and clear, easy-to-follow directions, revolutionizing how recipes were written and used.

 The 1921 edition continues this tradition with detailed charts, menus, cooking terms, techniques, and a comprehensive collection of recipes. You'll find everything from canning and drying techniques to detailed food values.

Why You’ll Love This Cookbook:

  • Timeless Wisdom: Enjoy a collection of recipes that have stood the test of time, praised for their clarity and comprehensiveness.
  • Historical Significance: Own a piece of culinary history that introduced level measurements and set the standard for modern cookbooks.
  • Perfect for Collectors: This vintage edition, with its unique newspaper clippings and handwritten recipes, adds a personal touch to your collection.]

Discover the joy of cooking with a book that combines traditional methods with practical advice and beautiful illustrations.

Add This Culinary Treasure to Your Kitchen:

The Boston Cooking-School Cookbook by Fannie Merritt Farmer is more than just a cookbook—it's a piece of culinary history. Add this 1921 edition to your collection and enjoy timeless recipes and practical cooking advice.

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