Fannie Farmer


Birthday March 23, 1857

Birth Sign Aries

Birthplace Medford, MA

DEATH DATE Jan 15, 1915 (57)

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Culinary enthusiast and author of the bestselling book, Boston Cooking-School Cook Book.

Before Fame

She began studying at the Boston Cooking School when she was thirty years old.


She established her own cooking school, Miss Farmer's School of Cookery, in 1902.

Family Life

She was born in Boston to a highly educated family and was expected to attend college. She suffered a stroke during her teenage years, however, and had to discontinue her education.

Associated With

She influenced Chef Paula Deen, whose recipes frequently used Farmer's exact ingredient measurements.