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ISBN13: 9780026045704
ISBN10: 0026045702
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Joy is the all-purpose cookbook. There are other basic cookbooks on the market, and there are fine specialty cookbooks, but no other cookbook includes such a complete range of recipes in every category: everyday, classic, foreign and de luxe. Joy is the one indispensable cookbook, a boon to the beginner, treasure for the experienced cook, the foundation of many a happy kitchen and many a happy home.

Privately printed in 1931, Joy has always been family affair, and like a family it has grown. Written by Irma Starkloff Rombauer, a St. Louisan, it was first tested and illustrated by her daughter, Marion Rombauer Becker, and subsequently it was revised and enlarged through Marion's efforts and those of her architect husband, John W. Becker. Their sons — Ethan, with his Cordon Bleu and camping experiences, and Mark, with his interest in natural foods-have reinforced Joy in many ways.

Now over forty, Joy continues to be a family affair, demonstrating more than ever the awareness we all share in the growing preciousness of food. Special features in this edition are the chapter on Heat, which gives you many hints on maintaining the nutrients in the food you are cooking, and Know Your Ingredients, which reveals vital characteristics of the materials you commonly combine, telling how and why they react as they do; how to measure them; when feasible, how to substitute one for another; as well as amounts to buy. Wherever possible, information also appears at the point of use.

Divided into three parts, Foods We Eat, Foods We Heat and Foods We Keep, Joy now contains more than 4500 recipes, many hundreds of them new to this edition — the first full revision in twelve years. All the enduring favorites will still be found. In the chapter on Brunch, Lunch and Supper Dishes there are also interesting suggestions for using convenience and leftover foods. Through its more than 1000 practical, delightful drawings by Ginnie Hofmann and Ikki Matsumoto, Joy shows how to present food correctly and charmingly, from the simplest to the most formal service; how to prepare ingredients with classic tools and techniques; and how to preserve safely the results of your canning and freezing.

Joy grows with the times; it has a full roster of American and foreign dishes: Strudel, Zabaglione, Rijsttafel, Couscous, among many others. All the classic terms you find on menus, such as Provencale, bonne femme, meunière and Florentine, are not merely defined but fully explained so you yourself can confect the dish they characterize. Throughout the book the whys and wherefores of the directions are given, with special emphasis on that vital cooking factor — heat. Did you know that even the temperature of an ingredient can make or mar your best-laid plans? Learn exactly what the results of simmering, blanching, roasting and braising have on your efforts. Read the enlarged discussion on herbs, spices and seasonings, and note that their use is included in suitable amounts in the recipes. No detail necessary to your success in cooking has been omitted.

Joy, we hope, will always remain essentially a family affair, as well as an enterprise in which its authors owe no obligation to anyone but to themselves and to you. Choose from our offerings what suits your person, your way of life, your pleasure — and join us in the Joy of cooking.

Because of the infinite patience that has gone into the preparation of Joy of Cooking, the publishers offer it on a money-back guarantee. Without question there is no finer all-purpose cookbook.

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.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.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Foreword

The Foods We Eat

Entertaining

Menus

Beverages

Drinks

Canapés and Tea Sandwiches

Hors d'Oeuvre

Salads

Fruits

The Foods We Heat

Soups

Cereals and Pastas

Egg Dishes

Griddle Cakes and Fritter Variations

Brunch, Lunch and Supper Dishes

Vegetables

Savory Sauces and Salad Dressings

Stuffings and Forcemeat

Shellfish

Fish

Poultry and Wildfowl

Meat

Game

Know Your Ingredients

Breads and Coffee Cakes

Pies and Pastries

Cakes, Cupcakes, Torten, and Filled Cakes

Cookies and Bars

Icings, Toppings and Glazes

Desserts

Frozen Desserts and Sweet Sauces

Candies and Confections

The Foods We Keep

Canning, Salting, Smoking and Drying

Freezing

Jellies and Preserves

Pickles and Relishes

Index

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philocrates, December 20, 2010 (view all comments by philocrates)
This is one of the first cookbooks I owned. It helped teach me how to cook. It gives clear explanations of food, how to cook, ways of cooking, why you cook something this way and what ingredients do. The recipes are solid and tasty. It would be the first book I would go to no matter what I am cooking from French to American to Vegetarian to Vegan. It explains things that no other cookbooks would. Well worth every penny. Mine is still with me. It is food stained and battered and no one will ever say "Well, didn't use this one did they" at an Estate sale.
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Daniel Cook, November 10, 2008 (view all comments by Daniel Cook)
I have worn out several copies of Joy and given copies to my adult children. I have many cookbooks, but this is THE one for so many everyday recipes. When a new edition (with Ethan Becker) came out, I purchased it but was disappointed with those recipes.
This edition circa 1970s has many great recipes for both everyday and holiday celebrations. They vary from simple basic recipes which any beginner could enjoy to more complicated and challenging recipes.
Irma Rombauer and Marion Becker, the original authors, present cooking with clear explanations for the beginner. This is good food with an eye to nutrition, using everyday ingredients.
This would be an ideal gift for newlyweds or anyone starting out on their single life.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780026045704
Author:
Rombauer, Irma
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Author:
Rombauer, Irma Von Starkloff
Author:
Becker, Marion Rombauer
Author:
Becker Rombauer, Marion
Author:
Rombauer, Irma S.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Cookery, american
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
General Cooking
Subject:
Cooking and Food-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Scribner ed.
Edition Description:
1975
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
May 1985
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
928
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.62 in 48.09 oz

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