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The Boston Cooking School Cook Book Paperback – 16 Nov 2007

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  • Paperback: 776 pages
  • Publisher: Ballou Press (16 Nov. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408632292
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408632291
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 3.9 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,553,226 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Fannie Farmer (1857 1915) came to cooking due to a stroke at the age of sixteen that forced her to remain homebound for over a decade. She took up cooking so thoroughly that she turned her mother s home into a boardinghouse known for its uncommonly delicious meals. Once she was able to walk again, Farmer attended the Boston Cooking School in the late 1880s and learned to approach cooking as a domestic science, as was popular then. The cookbook she eventually published under the school s name in 1896 became unexpectedly famous, thanks to its system of standardized measuring vessels and level measurements. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Format: Paperback
We have used the British 1949 Edition (now much the worse for wear) all our married life. Looking for a new edition on Amazon we found innumerable editions going back to 1896... The current reprint of the 1914 American edition is a most charming time capsule of pre WWI America.The book contains a great deal of technical information sadly lacking in today's cookery books. Most of the recipes would appear to be adaptable to kitchens of today though not recommended for novice cooks. For the social historian - a goldmine.
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Very poor copy. In places barely readable owing to missing characters and incorrect characters.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9018275c) out of 5 stars 25 reviews
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9019a69c) out of 5 stars Don't be fooled - kindle version is unreadable 19 Jan. 2015
By Susannah - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Amazon habitually mixes reviews for the print edition of a book in with the reviews for the kindle version, in order to give the appearance of a high rating for the kindle version. This is a classic cookbook that should be in every cook's library, but NOT in the kindle edition. If you've had the misfortune to buy this edition, I strongly encourage you to return it and get a refund - which you can do by selecting that option from the list that will appear when you go into your list of kindle books in the "manage your devices" section. Click on the selection box for the book in question, and then select "return for refund." Now - here's why you should take the trouble to return the book. EVERY SINGLE PAGE contains the type of nonsense that I've included here (and which I have copied exactly as it appears in the kindle edition):

Prfsiticnt of i/t Boston (!roo]ftinfl=<Scijool,

% cup boiling water

meat F^jjf drops onion juice

^ cup butter Cooked flowerets from a small 1^ cup flour cauliflower

% teaspoon mustard /y^ tablespoons vinegar

)^ teaspoon salt Pickles

1 Qgg y^ cup tiiick cream

;t^.^ Norwegian Prune Pudding

>', 1 tablespoon granulated v*^"_J^ *^"P ^^^S^^ (scant)

_^ rBeets, carrots, parsnips, radishes, sweet potatoes, Roots {, .. i. 1 i. J i.

y^ cup butter y^ cup boiling water

There is not a page in the book that is completely readable, and not a single recipe that isn't full of irrelevant symbols instead of actual directions and amounts. You will not be able to make a single recipe in the book and, in many cases, will be unable to even tell what the recipe is for. Amazon has abrogated their duty to ensure that the products they sell meet any standard at all. This is their responsibility, as the vendor, and is not the responsibility of the buyer who purchases in good faith.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9019a6f0) out of 5 stars A Classic! 24 July 2012
By Rachel - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
If you want to cook and bake like your mother, grandmother, and great grandmother did than you will want this book. I doubt the previous reviewer even made any of the recipes. My family has always used this book and has turned out he best pies and baked beans you could imagine. This is a famous cookbook.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9019ab28) out of 5 stars Brother is happy. 14 Jan. 2014
By mimi - Published on Amazon.com
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This edition is very close to the one we grew up with. At thirty bucks, a little more than I planned to pay, but worth it for the joy it brought, and, I am told, it is in excellent condition. Favorite recipes are the shaker jar waffles and the 8 inch square sour cream chocolate cake. Just terrific food prepared with common ingredients, predating the onslaught of convenience food cookbooks.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9019ac84) out of 5 stars Old school cookbook 20 Feb. 2013
By Bill - Published on Amazon.com
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Contains over 400 recipes. This is my go-to cookbook. I love it because I can read several recipes and choose ingredients from among them. Example, the sweet potatoes, I don't add milk or orange juice, nor salt or butter, but do add nutmeg, allspice,
cinnamon and candied ginger plus vanilla and Stroh rum for the moisture. My family loves it.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9019afd8) out of 5 stars Needs new index 26 Nov. 2013
By Margaret Wallace - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
The book uses locators rather than pages, but it has the same index as the print edition, making it very difficult to find anything. The Kindle edition's index needs to be redone with the locators.
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