Broadcast: 8th September 1947
Added: Jul 02 2009
Set in Boston in 1874 this is the true story of famous nutritional health cook Fannie Farmer and how she came to do something important to help others suffering diabetes and ill health.
Fannie’s mother thinks it is time she settled down but Fannie at 17 think she is not ready for it yet despite having being proposed to by George on several occasions. After a fall Fannie finds herself paralysed unable to walk and the doctor doesn’t know if she will be able to walk again and she begins to feel sorry for herself. Later after 10 years of being in a wheelchair she decides she is going to work and no longer let the years slip by. She finally discovers that she is a good cook and attends a cookery school in Boston.