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3.0 out of 5 stars Errors mar an otherwise fine book, November 18, 2006
This review is from: Joy of Cooking (Hardcover)
This edition of the classic work has all of the charm of the previous volumes but has a number of errors. The Simon and Schuster web site notes a number of "revised" recipes. For instance, one problem highlighted on the discussion board is that the pancakes need 1 3/4 teaspoons of baking powder not 1 3/4 tablespoons.

My first dish out of the new edition turned up a glaring omission. The Chicken Papirikas recipe didn't mention the stock that obviously was needed. I knew to put it in but novices might not.

I'm delighted that we have a new volume to work with but I hope that the publisher will issue a more accurate version soon.
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Initial post: Nov 20, 2006 8:33:16 AM PST
Maggie Kg says:
Thank you so much H. David Natkin for bringing this to our attention. Proper corrections will be made. We appreciate your comments,

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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2006 3:58:34 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 26, 2006 11:42:01 AM PST
L. Immler says:
To the Joy Of Cooking publishers, please tell us when a corrected edition will be available for purchase. I am very interested in purchasing this book, but have delayed buying it for fear of getting a book with flaws in some of the recipes. A few recipe flaws may not seem like a lot to some people, but this matters if the flawed recipe happens to be something you are interested in making.

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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2006 11:23:54 AM PST
The 2006 Joy of Cooking has over 4500 recipes and countless more techniques and references. To date, we have been alerted to 8 problems in recipes that have all been corrected for the next printing. 8 out of 4500 is a pretty good statistic and we will rely on good cooks everywhere to help us keep this book at its very best.

Posted on Nov 30, 2006 11:47:57 PM PST
superfly says:
When will the second printing with the corrections, be published?

Posted on Dec 3, 2006 6:23:28 PM PST
Better yet, will the publihser tell us what the 8 corrections are? This way, people can buy the book, take a pen and make the changes rather than waiting for a new printing.

Posted on Dec 17, 2006 11:38:33 AM PST
Jen says:
Thanks for the info on the recipe errors. Hopefully the editors will make an easy-to-access guide on their website re: errors.

I'm giving the 75th anniversary edition as a gift for Christmas and it would be good to know which recipes contain errors.

Posted on Dec 21, 2006 4:42:45 AM PST
G. wilson says:
Do you have the link to the website that has the corrections to these recipes? Thank you.

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