Pictures of famous figures from Medford
The chef was legendary for spreading the word of culinary art through her book "Boston Cooking-School Cook Book." and lived in Medford.
Folks these days recognize Farmer not so much as a cook but as a savvy lecturer and businesswoman who standardized cooking and made it fun for everyone.
Christopher Kimball of "America's Test Kitchen" said the book was published to promote the nonprofit school which provided nutrition counseling to Boston's teeming population of alcoholics.