Fannie Merritt Farmer

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Noun1.Fannie Merritt Farmer - an expert on cooking whose cookbook has undergone many editions (1857-1915)
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In The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book, by Fannie Merritt Farmer (originally published in 1896 and still surviving as The Fannie Farmer Cookbook), the recipe for shepherd's pie is brief to the point of barren and uses roast beef In other old cookbooks, the meat is often lamb.
Her favorite cookbook: "The Fannie Farmer Baking Book," an update by Marion Cunningham of Fannie Merritt Farmer's original, is Lehnert's main standby cookbook.