JOY OF COOKING Hardcover – May 1, 1985
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Cecily Brownstone Important as is the information in this encyclopedic cookbook, it's the imprint of Irma Rombauer's and Marion Rombauer Becker's personalities that makes Joy of Cooking the best loved cookbook to come out of these United States.
Julia Child ...it is definitely number one on my list...the one book of all cookbooks in English that I would have on my shelf -- if I could have but one.
Craig Claiborne The finest basic cookbook available. It is a masterpiece of clarity.
- Item Weight : 3.05 pounds
- Hardcover : 928 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780026045704
- ISBN-13 : 978-0026045704
- Product Dimensions : 6.63 x 1.9 x 9.25 inches
- Publisher : The Bobbs-Merrill Company; 1975 Revisedth Edition (May 1, 1985)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : 0026045702
- Best Sellers Rank: #37,813 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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What is also missing from the newer version are the more exotic recipes to include straightforward instructions for cooking more exotic specialties such as turtles, venison, and muskrats (to name a few). This along with the excellent coverage of the cooking techniques in the earlier one that is missing from the newer version are what make cooking both successful and enjoyable. The basics not covered in other books could always be reliably found in the Joy of Cooking, until the 1997 edition (and the newer ones). For the novice cook to the master, these have always been important, and Joy has served as the companion cook book to most all of my other cookbooks for that exact reason.
This version is one of the greatest cooking guides, the "Must Have" for the kitchen, a culinary masterpiece. I highly recommend this one and also staying away from the newer editions. The new editors clearly just don't get it the way Irma Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker intended it to be. Make sure you get the 1975 edition (it may say revised May 1, 1985).
To all newlyweds and people starting out on their own, I purchase the 1975 edition and almost all of the recipients thanked me politely when they received it, and almost all of them have come back years later only to thank me profusely for giving it to them and to tell me what a fantastic book it is.
I am on my third copy (I got the first one as a gift from my mother while in the military stationed in Japan in 1985) and will buy it again when this one is laid to rest.
Yes, I can go online, but its more fun to do it from the book and share with my children and grandchildren.