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Paperback The Joy of Cooking : Comb-Bound Edition Book

ISBN: 0452256658

ISBN13: 9780452256651

The Joy of Cooking : Comb-Bound Edition

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The Joy of Cooking grows with the times'it has a full roster of American and foreign dishes such as strudel, zabaglione, rijsttafel, and couscous, among many others. In this updated version, all the classic terms you'll find on menus, such as Provencale, bonne femme, meuniere, and Florentine are not merely defined but fully explained so that you can easily concoct the dish in your own home. The whys and the wherefores of the directions are given throughout...

Customer Reviews

8 ratings

Want to Learn Something New...This is the Book!

This book…’s enormous, no pictures, small font, and I feel so intimidated by it!!! BUT I also feel fancy and like I know what I’m doing since I own this book. It’s a lot of recipes for so many things that I wouldn’t prefer to eat.

Go to book for everything

Tons of recipes. Lots of ideas, do not follow them all, as some need tweaking

Joy of cooking

My book has torn pages :(

first cookbook owned

Received as a wedding gift in 1950...Best peanut butter cookie recipe ever written!

just like new

I have this cook book, and bought this copy for my sister. It arrived quickly, and was in perfect condition.

Joy of Cooking

This book was in good condition and arrived swiftly. My contact with the seller was excellent and would buy from them again. Gail Bagley

Cook up some classics!

Originally a self-published book in 1931, and no less than nine revisions later, this thick volume of recipes (it's got to be at least 3 inches thick) is a great addition to anyone's cook book library. But wait! This book is not merely just a collection of recipes- although with 4000 classic recipes and an additional 500 new ones, that would make it worth buying alone. No, this cook book stands heads and shoulders above the rest because its what I call a "teaching" cook book. It contains recipes for just about every dish or food category you can think of which are arranged in various sections throughout the book. Then, at the beginning of each chapter, there is a kind of introduction which goes into detail about that category. For example, the section on grains starts off with an almost encyclopedic explanation of the types of grains, their anatomy, how to combine them, and so on. A handy, informative cook book with plenty of choices, there is sure to be something for everyone and even healthy eaters will find a great section on what makes up a healthy diet, how many calories you need, etc. Also recommend The Sixty-Second Motivator for readers who need more motivation to eat healthier and have trouble changing their diet habits.

In the top 10 of all cookbooks

When you're looking for a particular recipe and you've already scoured 20 or so cookbooks in search of it, just pick up "The Joy of Cooking" and you'll most likely find what you're looking for. This compact volume was one of my first cookbooks (luckily) and I still refer to it with some frequency. I find that it is particularly useful for basic recipes such as pie crusts. Taking that particular recipe as an example, I made my first pie crusts from their basic recipe (many years ago) and that's the one I still use today, although I have tried others off and on. These recipes have all withstood the test of time. The book is also filled with all manner of cooking tips and techniques. A well-organized index will direct you to the recipe that you're trying to find. You'll also discover that multiple alternative recipes are offered for the same basic dish so that you can select the one most suited to your tastes. This cookbook is the workhorse of them all. I would recommend it for both the newbie to cooking as well as to the professional chef as a reference document. This one gets my highest recommendation -- I can hardly say enough good about it.

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Published by Melina Lynne • November 13, 2015

We are fast approaching the holiday season, and while we dig through our attics, garages, and closets in search of our holiday decorations, we are also thinking about those big family meals. Maybe you have a tried and true recipe you go to every year, or maybe you are still in search of a knock-down, drag-out, fantastic dish that will go down in family history.

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