Generations have used The Joy of Cooking for their everyday cooking needs, so who better to turn to for advice for preparing the most important meal of the day than The Joy of Cooking: All About Breakfast and Brunch? The All About series combines the useful, delicious, easy-to-follow recipes made famous in the original Joy with full-color photographs, illustrations, and a beautiful new layout. From Scrambled Eggs to Eggs Benedict, Basic Waffles to Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes, Rice Pudding to Raspberry Plum Crisp, every inch of your breakfast or brunch table is covered. All About Breakfast and Brunch takes us from sweet to savory, from hot to cold, from baked to fried, and from grilled to griddled. If there's any way to justify eating it for breakfast, you'll find it here. Grilled Bananas, Buttermilk Potato Doughnuts, Eggs in Ramekins with Ratatouille--these tempting brunch ideas will have you beating the alarm clock to get out of bed in the morning. --Leora Y. Bloom
About the Author
Irma Rombauer self-published the first Joy of Cooking in 1931 with the small insurance payout she received after her husband committed suicide during the Great Depression. Suddenly, society wives who used to enjoy a kitchen staff no longer had the money to employ them and began cooking for themselves. The instruction "stand facing the stove" was a bit more pragmatic than we realize. In 1936, the first commercial edition was published by Bobbs-Merrill. Marion Rombauer Becker, Irma's daughter, joined the Joy dynasty and revised and updated each subsequent edition until 1975. That edition was the first after Irma's death and was completely Marion's. Her son, Ethan Becker, has returned the book to the family's voice, revising the 1975 edition for the 75th Anniversary Edition.
Ethan Becker is the son of Marion Rombauer Becker and the grandson of Irma S. Rombauer, the original author of The Joy of Cooking. He attended Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, but learned how to cook from his mom. An outdoors-man, he is a master of the grill and at cooking game. His outdoor gear and survival and combat knives are sold internationally under the brand Becker Knife and Tool. Ethan and his wife, Susan, a writer, editor, and artist, live in East Tennessee at their home, Half Moon Ridge. His website is www.thejoykitchen.com.