“The Fannie Farmer Cookbook” with an introduction by James Beard. Originally published in 1979 by Alfred A. Knopf, this is a twelfth edition, thirteenth printing from 1984. The cookbook is a hard cover with a dust jacket measuring 6½ x 9½ inches with 811 pages; the price of $16.95 is printed on the interior flap of the dust jacket. The cookbook is in very good used condition with wear along the edges of the dust jacket, the pages are clean and unmarked.
Originally published in 1896 as The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book by Fannie Merritt Farmer, this became the cookbook that taught generations of Americans how to cook. Completely updated, Fannie Farmer is once again a household word for a new generation of cooks.
In giving the book new life, all the particularly good, tried-and-true recipes from preceding editions have been retained, retesting and rewriting when necessary. Rediscover lost treasures, including delicious recipes that were eliminated when practically no one baked bread at home. This is now the place to find the finest possible recipes for Pumpkin Soup, Boston Baked Beans, Carpetbag Steak, Roast Stuffed Turkey, Anadama Bread, Indian Pudding, Apple Pie, and all of the other traditional favorites.
The new recipes reflect ethnic influences— Mediterranean, Moroccan, Asian— that have been adding their flavors to American cooking in recent years. Tucked in among all your favorites like Old-Fashioned Beef Stew, New England Clam Chowder, Ham Timbales, and Chicken Jambalaya, you’ll find cool Cucumber Sushi, Enchiladas with Chicken and Green Sauce, or a layered dish of Polenta and Fish to add variety to your repertoire. Throughout, cooking terms and procedures are explained, essential ingredients are spelled out, and basic equipment is assessed. But the emphasis here is always on good flavor and fresh ingredients. Dedicated to the home cooks of America, young and old, this twelfth edition of the book that won the hearts of Americans more than a century ago invites us all— as did the original Fannie Farmer— to cherish the delights of the family table.