Curiosity Desk

Farmer Grave
Fannie Farmer's tombstone at Mount Auburn Cemetery

Even trailblazers have their forbearers. John Lennon famously said, “Without Elvis there would be no Beatles.” Without Paul Cezanne, Picasso’s cubism probably never takes shape. And a generation of culinary innovators and celebrity chefs owe a debt of gratitude to our very own Julia Child. But that Julia Child could do what she did is thanks – at least in part – to a far less remembered Bostonian.
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