Photo credit here - Fannie Merritt Farmer - pioneer of the North American measuring cup!
During a brief stay in the USA, I decided to carry out some research regarding 'female' cooks and food writers from a bygone era. And to my surprise, I discovered the celebrated American cook – Fannie Merritt Farmer who is, in fact, the perfect ‘nemesis’ to our English culinary marvel - Mrs Isabella Beeton!
As an ongoing project, I shall recreate recipes by jolly old Fannie Merritt Farmer, and document the results in my recipe section.
During a leisurely jaunt to Canada, Miss Windsor spent a splendid afternoon sampling the afternoon tea delights at the Fairmont Empress Hotel – 721 Government Street, Victoria, BC, Canada, V8W 1W5.
And according to the jolly old internet (www.fairmont.com)
AFTERNOON TEA - HOT AND STEAMY SINCE 1908
A grand tradition for over a century, the world renowned Fairmont Empress has served England’s most beloved ritual of afternoon tea to famed royalty, celebrities and dignitaries alike. Reinvigorated in our timeless, sophisticated Lobby Lounge, Tea at the Empress will continue this quintessentially Victoria experience.
Miss Windsor replies "I couldn't agree more!".