Joy of Cooking by Irma S. Rombauer, PDF, 0743246268

September 4, 2016


Joy of Cooking by Irma S. Rombauer

  • Print Length: 1152 Pages
  • Publisher: Scribner
  • Publication Date: October 31, 2006
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743246268
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743246262
  • File Format: PDF


I have used the 1975 edition since I started to cook. It was the first book I would turn to when I wanted to see the “standard” recipe for anything. I loved the friendly tone and always found the recipes reliable, producing consistently tasty results. Its only weakness was that it had become a bit dated, in terms of modern tastes and food trends.

I was excited when a new edition of Joy was released in 1997. It turned out to be a total disaster. Among other things, it lacked recipes for pickling and canning, ice cream and lots of other American standards. Additionally, the 1997 edition eliminated the friendly tone and instructions I had come to love. Worst of all, the recipes were not reliable. I made a few really bad dishes from it before I stopped using it almost completely. Its only strength was in its updated instructions for cooking meat, fish and poultry.

This new edition is a tremendous achievement. It keeps the down-to-earth tone of the older editions while providing a perfect selection of old favorites and new (primarily ethnic) dishes that are widely eaten in the US. The ice cream and pickling/canning sections are restored. It’s actually an improvement on the 1976 edition, and that’s saying something!

I love this edition. I’m throwing out the 1997 edition and eventually I may even part with my old 1975 copy, though it has tremendous nostalgia value for me.

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sir thank u so much for uploading this book.big thumbs up to you on ‘joy of sharing’.
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