With the publication of “The Boston Cooking School Cookbook” in 1896, Fannie Farmer transformed the way Americans prepared food. Still in print today as “The Fannie Farmer Cookbook,” the book introduced the use of standardized measuring spoons and cups, allowing for a more precise, scientific approach to cooking. It is one of the best-selling cookbooks of all time. More than 360,000 copies were sold during Farmer’s lifetime. By 1990, four million had sold.
Final Resting Place:
Mount Auburn Cemetery
580 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138
Grave Location:Central Avenue, Plot 206, Space 7
Grave Location Description
From the intersection of Poplar Avenue and Central Avenue, take a leisurely stroll up Central Avenue and after 200 feet you will see the rock monument for Farmer at the intersection of Central Avenue and Geranium Path on your right.
Grave Location GPS42.37219262, -71.14464456
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