American cookbook author Marion Cunningham, best known for her cookery demonstrations and for books such as The Breakfast Book and Cooking With Children, has died at the age of 90. The cause of death is believed to have been respiratory problems.
One of Cunningham’s first major jobs was carrying out revisions to the 1979 edition of the classic Boston Cooking School Cook Book by Fannie Farmer. Cunningham would later go on to also deal with the 1990 revisions to the book. But she quickly branched out to become a cooking celebrity in her own right, writing books, newspaper articles and columns for a wide range of publications.
The Food Network broadcast her TV show Cunningham & Company, and she was recognised by both Les Dames d’Escoffier and the International Association of Culinary Professionals; the latter group named her their Scholar in Residence back in the early 1990s.