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Warm fuzzy memories go suddenly bad when you realize that the success or failure of the family holiday has just been placed squarely upon your shoulders in the form of a dessert you haven't a clue how to cook. Damn that bridge club! A quick call back to Aunt Eunice reveals, "It's simple, honey, all you need is The Joy of Cooking."
In 1931, Mrs. Irma von Starkloff Rombauer was newly widowed and in need of a way to support her family. The celebrated St. Louis hostess struck on the idea of turning her personal recipes and cooking techniques into a book. She self- published The Joy of Cooking: A Compilation of Reliable Recipes with a Casual Culinary Chat, and the legend was born. Aunt Mabels everywhere related to Irma's sensible, fearless approach to the culinary arts, and Chicken à la King, Risotto, and Roasted Spanish Onions found their way onto our tables. The Joy of Cooking quickly became a modern masterpiece, the stuff of legends, the foundation of family dinners everywhere.
This facsimile of the original 1931 edition offers ample proof why The Joy of Cooking, at 15 million copies and counting, remains one of the most popular cookbooks of all time. This is where it all began, and while her Shrimp Wiggle may not be in vogue anymore, a certain pie recipe just might save your family holiday. --Mark O. Howerton
While I didn't buy this exact version (cover is different) I do have the original 1931 one and while I have never taken it for granted (you can ALWAYS trust these recipes!!! Read morePublished 5 days ago by Kimberly Potter
All the recipes your mom and gran made, plus more! Perfect for anyone looking to host a 30s vintage supper party or event.Published 12 days ago by Morgaine Bergman
This book is great! I was looking for a cookbook with old-fashioned recipes & this one has some. None of that 'start with a box of cake mix and add... Read morePublished 22 days ago by smartypants
One of the most important things this edition contains is a diagram showing how to skin a squirrel. All editions proceeding this omit the diagram. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kenny B
Being an avid cookbook collector, I couldn't imagine not having a copy of this book. While I'd love an original edition, right now it just isn't feasible. Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. Wire
Interesting book. A walk down memory lane. Like many others of my generation, I learned to cook using the Joy of Cooking (mine had a blue cover).Published 4 months ago by barbara hoodspith