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The Joy of Cooking.

The Joy of Cooking.

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The Joy of Cooking.

by Rombauer, Irma S

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Indianapolis/ New York: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1941. Early printing of Irma S. Rombauer's culinary classic. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Joe with all good wishes most cordially Irma S. Rombauer." In very good condition. In 1931, Irma Rombauer announced that she intended to turn her personal collection of recipes and cooking techniques into a cookbook. Cooking could no longer remain a private passion for Irma. She had recently been widowed and needed to find a way to support her family. Irma was a celebrated St. Louis hostess who sensed that she was not alone in her need for a no-nonsense, practical resource in the kitchen. So, mustering what assets she had, she self-published The Joy of Cooking: A Compilation of Reliable Recipes with a Casual Culinary Chat. Out of these unlikely circumstances was born the most authoritative cookbook in America, the book your grandmother and mother probably learned to cook from.

Synopsis

Written by Irma Starkloff Rombauer, The Joy of Cooking was first tested and illustrated by her daughter, Marion Rombauer Becker. Subsequently it was revised and enlarged through Marion?s efforts and those of her architect husband John 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.

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On Dec 21 2016, a reader said:
This is the best cook book I have ever owned and I have a bookcase full of them.It has the best recipes and has true potential of being the greatest cook book ever written..

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Bookseller
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
115098
Title
The Joy of Cooking.
Author
Rombauer, Irma S
Book Condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Bobbs-Merrill Company
Place of Publication
Indianapolis/ New York
Date Published
1941
Keywords
Joy of Cooking Irma Rombauer First Edition, The Joy of Cooking First Edition

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