Fannie Farmer (1857-1915) became famous as an author of a highly popular cookbook that broke new ground by specifying exact measurements in its recipes. She also served as principal of a cooking school and frequently lectured on good cooking and the science of nutrition.
She accomplished all this despite having suffered a paralytic illness when only 16. Her illness left her bedridden for many months, and her recovery took several years. Even then she was left partially paralyzed, and as a result, she always walked with a limp.
(There is no connection between this Fannie Farmer and the Fanny Farmer Candy Company.) Continue reading