Fannie in the Kitchen: The Whole Story from Soup to Nuts of How Fannie Famer Invented Recipes with Precise Measurements

By Deborah Hopkinson

Reading Level: Early Elementary School, Late Elementary School
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Aladdin 2004

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Considered the pioneer of the modern recipe, Fannie Farmer transformed countless kitchens into oases of exact measurements and perfect cooking. Hopkinson's fictionalized account is a humorous take on the real Fannie Farmer.

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