Library of Congress’s Today in History makes history come alive.

Before Betty Crocker, a fictional construct for General Mills, Fannie Farmer, changed American cuisine.

On this day, March 23, Fannie Farmer, who significantly altered how Americans cook, was born in Boston. She is known for her Boston Cooking-School Cookbook.

101 Classic Cookbooks: 500 Classic Recipes. (Adult collection).

Anderson, Jean. The American Century Cook-Book

Dreilinger, Danielle. The Secret History of Home Economics (Adult Collection).

Hopkinson, Deborah. Fannie in the Kitchen. (Juvenile collection).

Wilson, Bee. Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and How We Eat. (Adult collection).