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The Fabulous Fannie Farmer by Emma Bland Smith
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Jan 30, 2024 | ISBN 9781635926125

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★ ”A very inspiring biography.” —Youth Services Book Review

“This picture book biography of 19th-century culinary expert Fannie Farmer should be a hit with kids who love to mess around in the kitchen. The accessible, cheerfully feminist text celebrates Farmer’s application of scientific principles to the process of preparing a meal, and the extensive endmatter is a great launchpad for any reader who wants to do more rigorous research of their own.”—Literary Hub

“Fannie Farmer…gets the picture-book biography treatment in this well-researched, lightly told, and evocatively illustrated recounting of her story…As we follow her to Boston Cooking School, the vintage-style illustrations help transport the reader through time. This is an excellent introduction to a woman who’s probably unknown to most but whose work has impacted all, but the real star of this show is the extensive, detailed back matter: an end note with further information on topics covered in the book, suggested reads and watch lists, and a multipage time line. This is a strong addition to library and school shelves with possible curricular tie-ins.” —Booklist

“The prose is peppered with rich cooking imagery…Reagan’s engaging watercolor and digital illustrations convey a sense of Fannie’s world; quotations from her writings are interspersed..Delectable!”—Kirkus Reviews

“A charming book! An evocation of having fun cooking in the kitchen.”—Anne Willan, author of Women in the Kitchen:Twelve Essential Cookbook Authors Who Defined the Way We Eat, from 1661 to Today, and founder of La Varenne Cooking School

“What a delightful read! Fannie Farmer’s story is inspiring on so many levels. I can’t wait to try the recipes with my own kid!”—Georgia Freedman, food writer, cookbook author, blogger at The California Table and coauthor of The Ranch Table

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