This or "Joy of Cooking 75th anniversary" ?

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Initial post: Dec 3, 2006 6:01:17 PM PST
Well, what do you guys think???

I'm relatively new to cooking and I'm a young sinlge professional. Joy of cooking seems to be the bible, the 75th annviersary book has really small font, and this book seemed really nice; however, I'm concerned I might be stearing away from the "tried & true". Clearly, I have a feeling I can't go wrong w/ either book.

I'm interested in topics such as:
-How long will food stay fresh
-How to carve a bird
-How do basic preparation

Thanks for the tips!


In reply to an earlier post on Dec 8, 2006 8:22:51 AM PST
Sahara says:
I too wonder about this; I have the '75 edition of Joy of Cooking -- it's an invaluable reference, but it was years before I developed the feel for playing around with recipes. Like when you can use lemon or wine instead of vinegar, yogurt and low fat cottage cheese in place of heavy cream. Does this book have a more flexible feel to it?


In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2008 2:15:49 PM PDT
Dan says:
The best "How to" cook book by far is The America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook Revised Edition. Every recipe has come out perfect.

Posted on Nov 22, 2011 7:01:00 PM PST
Joy of Cooking has more flavorful recipes. This has more detailed instructions. If you basically know how to cook, get the Joy of Cooking.
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