Fannie Farmer Cookbook, 11th Edition: Fannie Farmer Cookbook, revised by Wilma Lord Perkins and published by Little, Brown and Company, Boston. Eleventh edition, 1965. Hardback, bound in gold, 624 pages. If your mom used Fannie Farmer, this may have been her edition. This copy is in excellent vintage condition. The cover has a tiny bit of shelf wear, including a sort of chewed-up corner, and there are some faint spots on the outside edges of the page. One of those cookbooks that sat on the shelf while its owner used Betty Crocker or Better Homes and Gardens. Stellar gift condition!
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