Taste of Art: Women in the Collections


Celebrate the holidays with ArtBites chef-instructor Maite Gomez-Rejón, who shares the history of and then bakes from The Boston Cooking School Cook Book, the groundbreaking 1896 cookbook by Fannie Farmer.

Recipes included in the demonstration:

  • The Fruit Cake, Reimagined (as a cocktail!)
    (whiskey, cognac, sweet vermouth, luxardo cherries, and an orange twist)
  • Vinegar Candy
    (sugar, butter, and white or apple cider vinegar)
  • Hermit Cookies
    (butter, sugar, eggs, milk, flour, raisins, nuts, spices)

The Boston Cooking School Cook Book was the first cookbook to standardize measurements and distinguish between recipes and directions. Without Farmer’s book, we might still be using recipes that call for “butter the size of an egg.”

This event will be held online via Zoom as part of The Huntington’s “Taste of Art” virtual series, Women in the Collections. The Zoom link will be included in your payment confirmation email, and recipes demonstrated will be sent in an additional email shortly before the class begins.