Rorer, Sarah Tyson

Rorer, Sarah Tyson (b. Heston)

(1849–1937) educator, author, dietitian; born in Richboro, Pa. She was a popular author and lecturer who helped make cooking a science. Her Philadelphia Cooking School classes (1883–1903) provided cooks, slumdwellers, and medical institutions with programs stressing nutrition and chemistry. She wrote among other cookbooks the Philadelphia Cook Book (1886).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.