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"Cooking shouldn't just be about making a delicious dish--owning the process and enjoying the experience ought to be just as important as the meal itself. The new Joy of Cooking is a reminder that... This description may be from another edition of this product.

Customer Reviews

15 ratings

Great condition

Book in great condition. I lost my copy of joy of cooking in a house fire. (It did not start in my kitchen.) I order this as a replacement because all my recipes that I use are from this book.

Miniature. It says that...It's not what I expected.

It's very small. I will not be keeping it. Not really a useful cookbook.

Joy of cooking

I own an older version of this book and I love it! I wanted to buy a copy for a beginner cook and this was not the same version. The book contains "quick" recipes that call for ingredients that my book does not. Im unsatisfied by that Thankfully the price wasn't expensive, so it wasn't a total loss and can be replaced with another copy.

If you can have one cookbook, use this one.

An earlier addition of this was my first real cookbook given to me when I was in 8th grade (many years ago). I learned so much about cooking from this that I honestly will say this is the on cookbook I think everyone needs- you'll get your core cooking knowledge from this and figure out what you need after that on your own. Sadly, my original went MIA in a move, along with my box of less essential cookbooks. Getting it back for a reasonable price makes my kitchen complete.

Not exactly what was stated..

I ordered what was described as a 1963 edition in good condition with the dust cover. What I got instead was a 1953 edition in great condition with no dust cover. I was buying this specific book for my mothers birthday. A 1963 edition is what my grandmother had. Though it is not exactly the same i know she will love it. I am not disappointed with what i received for the most part.

To my disappointment, I didn't receive my book. Apparently it was picked up from post office parcel

I still gave it 4 stars becuz I was anticipating its arrival at least that much! The Joy of Cooking was such a help to me as a new cook at the age of 21. Now 45 yrs later, newly retired, I feel like a beginner cook all over again.. No more fast food short cuts that got me by after long days at work. I may have to order another copy.

Missing pages

My book is torn and missing 129 pages!!!

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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The Joy of Cooking in A Brief Look at the History of Cookbooks
A Brief Look at the History of Cookbooks
Published by William Shelton • May 17, 2021

Since our species first discovered that the application of fire enhances the taste of food we have been cooking. No doubt, soon thereafter, one of our primitive ancestors asked another how they prepared their saber-toothed tiger that made it taste so different and special. Thus the passing on of recipes began...

The Joy of Cooking in The Best Cookbooks Ever
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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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