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What a lovely and heart-warming book this is!,
This review is from: Fannie in the Kitchen: The Whole Story from Soup to Nuts of How Fannie Farmer Invented Recipes with Precise Measurements (Anne Schwartz Books) (Hardcover)
This is a story about how Fannie Farmer came to write down recipes with precise measurements and the friendship between Fannie and Marcia who is her employer¡¦s daughter.
When I read this book the first time, I was fascinated by the illustrations; they are extremely elegant and amusing. For example, the reflections of Marcia¡¦s changing moods in the oil-lamp globes and glassware on the table are very striking. One gimmick that the illustrator uses is to write up Fannie¡¦s cookery hints like pictures on the wall. How brilliant this is!
Compared with the illustrations, the text is somewhat prosaic; however, by means of the plot, readers can still imagine Marcia¡¦s feelings. On the other hand, Fannie¡¦s kindness not only makes Marcia trust her more and more, but also arouses Marcia¡¦s interest and confidence. Anyway, most of the writing is moving and effective.
As a reader, I found the book really delightful. It is worth reading again and again.
Fannie in the Kitchen: The Whole Story from Soup to Nuts of How Fannie Farmer Invented Recipes with Precise Measurements (Anne Schwartz Books)(1 customer review)
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