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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

17 ratings

This book is not what I hoped for (recipes my mother used). I think this edition is too new. But, it

My mother was an incredible chef and I know she relied on Joy of Cooking all of the time. However, I would like to return it and get the oldest edition still available. I tried to find recipes I know she used but they weren't in this edition. But that shouldn't bother most people.

Wrong version, broken spine.

The book I ordered was supposed to be in good condition and the Jan 1953 version. Instead it was a 1973 printing of the 1964 version. As this was a gift to someone who is collecting the entire series of versions, it was very disappointing.

Missing 134 pages!

I ordered this book and am missing 134 pages! This information should be disclosed in the description. As others have experienced the same issues.

This book is really good!

I really like this book alot! I just wished there were some photos showing the finished dish.

Wrong edition sent

I am incredibly disappointed that the wrong addition was sent in place of the 1948 edition I had orders. I received the 1969 edition

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

The Joy of Cooking Mentions in Our Blog

The Joy of Cooking in Fixation Friday: Holiday Traditions
Fixation Friday: Holiday Traditions
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • November 23, 2023

What is Fixation Friday? In this new blog series, we'll spotlight a trending topic to explore. This week, it's Holiday Traditions, of course. If this is something you've been thinking about, read on as we drill down into the forms this theme might take in our lives.

The Joy of Cooking in American Cooking Through History
American Cooking Through History
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • July 02, 2023

As we prepare to celebrate America's Independence Day, we thought it would be fun to explore our country's culinary journey with a collection of cookbooks reflecting the history of American cuisine. 

The Joy of Cooking in 25 Must-Have Cookbooks for Holiday Entertaining
25 Must-Have Cookbooks for Holiday Entertaining
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • November 06, 2022

The holiday season is upon us and it's time to get cooking! For many of us, the joy of the holidays revolve around spending quality time with family and friends. And what's the most important part of those occasions? The food, of course! Here are 25 cookbooks that can help you elevate your holiday party refreshments.

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
The Best Cookbooks Ever
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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