This vintage book contains a famous cookbook written by Fannie Farmer in the nineteenth-century. It is an extensive and comprehensive general reference cookbook which is still being reprinted and updated to this day. It is famous for a more rigorous approach to writing recipes than had been common up to that point, and is still a useful cooking ...
This vintage book contains a famous cookbook written by Fannie Farmer in the nineteenth-century. It is an extensive and comprehensive general reference cookbook which is still being reprinted and updated to this day. It is famous for a more rigorous approach to writing recipes than had been common up to that point, and is still a useful cooking resource for modern readers. Easy-to-digest and full of interesting recipes and handy tips, this book would make for a great addition to any collection of cooking literature. It is not to be missed by the discerning collector. Many antiquarian books such as this are increasingly rare and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern edition - complete with a specially commissioned introduction on home cooking.
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Fair. A readable copy only. All pages and the cover are intact, may not include dust jacket. Pages may include considerable notes in pen or have highlighting. Possible ex library copy. May not contain accessories.
Fair with no dust jacket; Reading copy. Ugly. Book cocked from improper packing. No DJ. Above average shelf wear. 1" tears in cloth on joints. A few small stains on the out side of the book. B&W Photographs; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 808 pages.
Acceptable. Hardcover no dj. Acceptable condition-only fair condition with signs of extensive handling and use. With 122 half-tone illustrations. Extensive wear to all edges, corners and covers, front hinge fragile, starting at rear inside hinge, water stains to fore edge of pages. 1921. Hardcover no dj.
With the advent of Genetically Modified Food, I enquired and found that every cake or batter mix in my pantry was rife with it. "Organically grown" is the only way to steer clear of this horror, and this was fine for me, but suddenly I was obliged to become a scratch baker practically overnight. So, what better cookbook could there be than one written in the 1920s, before "E-Z mixes" were invented? Frances Farmer was America's first serious cooking instructor and her book is still the simplest, most lucid and most useful of all. Modern cookbooks are like "food porn" by comparison: glossy and tempting, but practically hopeless to actually put to use. Never trust a cookbook that has more photographs than print!
Mar 3, 2010
If you only have one cookbook, this is the one
You can cook anything, even if you know nothing about the kitchen, if you have a copy of this cookbook.
Ms Farmer explains everything you need to know about food, essential kitchen tools/utensils, step by step instructions.
The tone is friendly, like having a dear aunt by your side.
I even learned to bake bread, using only the most basic ingredients and utensils.
A must have!
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