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Joy of Cooking : 1931 Facsimile Edition - Irma S. Rombauer

Joy of Cooking

1931 Facsimile Edition

Hardcover Published: 29th April 1998
ISBN: 9780684833583
Number Of Pages: 448

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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. To date it has sold more than 15 million copies.

This is a perfect facsimile of that original 1931 edition. It is your chance to see where it all began. These pages amply reveal why "The Joy of Cooking" has become a legacy of learning and pleasure for generations of users. Irma's sensible, fearless approach to cooking and her reassuring voice offer both novice and experienced cooks everything they need to produce a crackling crust on roasts and bake the perfect cake. All the old classics are here -- Chicken a la King, Molded Cranberry Nut Salad, and Charlotte Russe to name a few -- but so are dozens of unexpected recipes such as Risotto and Roasted Spanish Onions, dishes that seem right at home on our tables today.

Whether she's discussing the colorful personality of her cook Marguerite, whose Cheese Custard Pie was not to be missed, or asserting that the average woman's breakfast was "probably fruit, dry toast, and a beverage" while the average man's was "fruit, cereal, eggs with ham or bacon, hot bread, and a beverage," the distinctive era in which Irma lived comes through loud and clear in every line. Enter a time when such dishes as Shrimp Wiggle and Cottage Pudding routinely appeared on tables across America.

The book is illustrated with the silhouette cutouts created by Irma's daughter Marion, who eventually wrote later editions of "The Joy of Cooking." Marion also created the cover art depicting St. Martha of Bethany, the patron saint of cooking, slaying the dragon of kitchen drudgery. This special facsimile edition contains both Irma's original introduction and a completely new foreword by her son Edgar Rombauer, whose vivid memories bring Irma's kitchen alive for us all today.

Canapées and Sandwiches
Candies and Confections
Cake Icings and Fillings
Cakes, Loaf and Layer
Cakes with Fruit, Creams and Fillings that Serve as a Complete Dessert CourseCakes, Small
Eggs and Omelets
Fowl and Game
Fritters, Doughnuts, Pancakes, Waffles
Fruits, Fresh and Dried, Stewed and Baked
Hors d'Oeuvre
Ice Creams, Ices and Frozen Desserts
Ice Creams, Ices and Desserts to be Frozen in a Refrigerator Tray or in Molds
Jellies, Jams, Preserves and Marmalades
Left-overs, Recipes and Suggestions
Luncheon and Supper Dishes
Dressings for
Menus, Breakfast, Luncheon and Dinner
Sauces for
Rice and Rice Dishes
Dressings for
Garnishes for
Sauces and Gravies for Fish, Meat and Vegetables
Sauces for Frozen Desserts
Garnishes for
Spaghetti, Macaroni, Creamettes and Noodles
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780684833583
ISBN-10: 0684833581
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 29th April 1998
Publisher: Prentice Hall (a Pearson Education Company)
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 13.97  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1

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