A Dash of Dewey
August 26, 2010
A Pinch or a Dash?
Happy Anniversary! The Fannie Farmer’s cooking school, opened in 1902. Fannie was a pioneer in the art of cooking, establishing the system of standardized measurements that have stood the test of time. Through her, “grandma always says two pinches of salt” became a “1/2 teaspoon”. Her first cookbook was published in 1896, and contained information that was considered revolutionary at the time about keeping the food workplace sanitized and the proper storage of food to keep it healthy for consumption. Revised, re-edited, and revamped, there are several editions of her cookbooks on our shelves. More recent favorites of “foodies” include Rocco DiSpirito, Giada DeLaurentis, Sara Lee, Ina Garten, and Paula Deen (and hey, her sons cooks, too, Ya’ll!).
You’ll find the cookbooks in the 641 section. Let’s raise our measuring spoons and cups to Fannie.Tags: food, cookbooks