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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Scribner
Publication date October 31, 2006
Pages 1132
Binding Hardcover
Edition 75 anv
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780743246262
ISBN-10 0743246268
Dimensions 2 by 6.75 by 9.25 in.
Weight 3.70 lbs.
Original list price $35.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A seventy-fifth anniversary edition of a classic guide to American cooking restores hundreds of traditional recipes and features five hundred new dishes, in a low-priced volume that includes an array of favorite casserole, dessert, and preserve options. 1,000,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The bestselling Joy of Cooking—the book Julia Child called “a fundamental resource for any American cook”—now in a revised and updated 75th Anniversary edition, which restores the voice of the original authors and many of the most beloved recipes from past editions and includes quick, healthy recipes for the way we cook today. JOY is a timeless kitchen essential for this generation and the next.

A St. Louis widow named Irma Rombauer took her life savings and self-published a book called The Joy of Cooking in 1931. Her daughter Marion tested recipes and made the illustrations, and they sold their mother-daughter project from Irma's apartment.

Today, nine revisions later, the Joy of Cooking—selected by The New York Public Library as one of the 150 most important and influential books of the twentieth century—has taught tens of millions of people to cook, helped feed and delight millions beyond that, answered countless kitchen and food questions, and averted many a cooking crisis.

Ethan Becker, Marion's son, led the latest version of JOY, still a family affair, into the twenty-first century with the seventy-fifth anniversary edition that draws upon the best of the past while keeping its eye on the way we cook now. It features a rediscovery of the witty, clear voices of Marion Becker and Irma Rombauer, whose first instructions to the cook were “stand facing the stove.” Recently, Ethan’s son, John Becker, and John’s wife, Megan Scott, joined the JOY team, where they oversee the brand’s website (TheJoyKitchen.com) and all social media for JOY. They spearheaded the creation of the bestselling Joy of Cooking app, available for iPhone and iPad.

JOY remains the greatest teaching cookbook ever written. Reference material gives cooks the precise information they need for success. New illustrations focus on techniques, including everything from knife skills to splitting cake layers, setting a table, and making tamales.

The 75th Anniversary edition also brings back the encyclopedic chapter Know Your Ingredients. The chapter that novices and pros alike have consulted for over thirty years has been revised, expanded, and banded, making it a book within a book. Cooking Methods shows cooks how to braise, steam, roast, sauté, and deep-fry effortlessly, while an all-new Nutrition chapter has the latest thinking on healthy eating—as well as a large dose of common sense.

This edition restores the personality of the book, reinstating popular elements such as the grab-bag Brunch, Lunch, and Supper chapter and chapters on frozen desserts, cocktails, beer and wine, canning, salting, smoking, jellies and preserves, pickles and relishes, and freezing foods. Fruit recipes bring these favorite ingredients into all courses of the meal, and there is a new grains chart. There are even recipes kids will enjoy making and eating, such as Chocolate Dipped Bananas, Dyed Easter Eggs, and the ever-popular Pizza.

In addition to hundreds of brand-new recipes, this JOY is filled with many recipes from all previous editions, retested and reinvented for today's tastes.

This is the JOY for how we live now. Knowing that most cooks are sometimes in a hurry to make a meal, the JOY now has many new dishes ready in thirty minutes or less. Slow cooker recipes have been added for the first time. This JOY shares how to save time without losing flavor by using quality convenience foods such as canned stocks and broths, beans, tomatoes, and soups, as well as a wide array of frozen ingredients. Cooking creatively with leftovers emphasizes ease and economy, and casseroles—those simple, satisfying, make-ahead, no-fuss dishes—abound. Especially important to busy households is a new section that teaches how to cook and freeze for a day and eat for a week, in an effort to eat more home-cooked meals, save money, and dine well.

As always, JOY grows with the times: The 75th Anniversary edition of JOY boasts an expanded Vegetables chapter, including instructions on how to cook vegetables in the microwave, and an expanded baking section, Irma's passion—always considered a stand-alone bible within the JOY.

This all-purpose anniversary edition of the Joy of Cooking offers endless choice for virtually every occasion, situation, and need, from a ten-minute stir-fry on a weekday night to Baby Back Ribs and Grilled Corn in the backyard, or a towering Chocolate Layer Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting and Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream. JOY will show you the delicious way just as it has done for countless cooks before you.

The span of culinary information is breathtaking and covers everything from boiling eggs (there are two schools of thought) to showstopping, celebratory dishes such as Beef Wellington, Roast Turkey and Bread Stuffing, and Crown Roast of Pork.

Happy Anniversary, JOY! Happy Cooking.

Editions
Hardcover
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With Ethan Becker, Marion Rombauer Becker | 75 anv edition from Scribner (October 31, 2006)
9780743246262 | details & prices | 1132 pages | 6.75 × 9.25 × 2.00 in. | 3.70 lbs | List price $35.00
About: A classic guide to American cooking features thousands of traditional recipes and five hundred new dishes, in a volume that includes an array of favorite casserole, dessert, and soup options.
Min edition from Running Pr Book Pub (November 1, 2000)
9780762408412 | details & prices | 2.75 × 3.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $4.95
About: This delightful pint-size version of the nationally known and loved Joy of Cooking contains excerpts highlighting the comprehensive nature of this indispensable kitchen resource.
Hardcover with CD edition from Simon & Schuster (November 1, 1998)
9780671317089 | details & prices | 8.50 × 10.50 × 4.00 in. | 4.80 lbs | List price $49.95
About: Book by Irma S.
With Ethan Becker, Maria Guarnaschelli, Laura Hartman Maestro (other contributor), Marion Rombauer Becker | Revised edition from Scribner (November 1, 1997)
9780684818702 | details & prices | 1136 pages | 7.00 × 9.75 × 2.50 in. | 3.90 lbs | List price $38.00
About: Information on foods and cooking techniques accompanies recipes for hors d'oeuvres, soups, salads, main dishes, side dishes, breads, pies, cookies, candies, and desserts
With Marion Rombauer Becker | Deluxe edition from Macmillan Pub Co (September 1, 1977)
9780026045803 | details & prices | List price $34.50
About: Detailed information on foods and cooking techniques accompany fundamental recipes for hors d'oeuvres, soups, salads, main dishes, side dishes, breads, pies, cookies, candies, and desserts
Revised edition from Scribner (June 1, 1975)
9780026045704 | details & prices | 7.00 × 9.50 × 2.00 in. | 3.00 lbs | List price $35.00
About: Detailed information on foods and cooking techniques accompany fundamental recipes for hors d'oeuvres, soups, salads, main dishes, side dishes, breads, pies, cookies, candies, and desserts
Paperback
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With Ethan Becker, Marion Rombauer Becker | Reprint edition from Scribner (July 30, 2008); titled "The Joy of Cooking"
9780743284301 | details & prices | 1152 pages | List price $19.95
About: Now available in a convenient spiral-bound format, an updated version of the classic cookbook includes more than 4,500 American and foreign recipes for hors d'oeuvres, soups, salads, main dishes, side dishes, breads, pies, cookies, candies, and desserts, as well as definitions of terms often seen on menus, step-by-step instruction in cooking techniques, food presentation tips, and more.
With Marion Rombauer Becker | Spi sub edition from Plume (November 1, 1997)
9780452279230 | details & prices | 7.75 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 2.20 lbs | List price $18.00
About: Information on foods and cooking techniques accompanies recipes for hors d'oeuvres, soups, salads, main dishes, side dishes, breads, pies, cookies, candies, and desserts
With Marion Rombauer | Reissue edition from New Amer Library (August 1, 1995)
9780451159922 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $5.99
About: Detailed information on all aspects of food preparation and meal planning accompanies more than four thousand recipes for American and foreign dishes
Box edition from New Amer Library (October 1, 1991)
9780451925114 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 2.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $11.98
About: Classic cookbook Joy Of Cooking in boxed set of 2 softcover books.
With Marion Rombauer Becker | Reissue edition from New Amer Library (August 1, 1991)
9780451168252 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $5.99
About: Detailed information on all aspects of food preparation and meal planning accompanies more than four thousand recipes for American and foreign dishes
With Marion Rombauer Becker | Box rei edition from New Amer Library (September 1, 1988)
9780451923301 | details & prices | List price $9.00
About: Detailed information on all aspects of food preparation and meal planning accompanies more than four thousand recipes for American and foreign dishes

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