July 26, 2013 AT 9:29 am

Fannie Farmer, the mother of level measurements

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Fannie Farmer, the mother of level measurements | Amazing Women In History.

Fannie Farmer was the author of The Boston Cooking-School Cookbook, the first cookbook to use strict standardized measurements. Called “the mother of level measurements”, Fannie was also a teacher and lecturer who helped to popularize a more scientific approach to cooking and housekeeping, and inspired doctors and nurses with her innovative teachings on convalescent diet and nutrition.

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