Irma S. Rombauer Joy of Cooking
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Irma S. Rombauer Joy of Cooking

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A classic and a must have. More than just a comprehensive collection of recipes, it has definitions, cooking terms and guides to cooking methods.

This is the book my mother gave me when I went away to college. It is still the book I go to now when I have questions about temperature, time, amount or substitutions. Today with the internet you can find almost recipe you want. But, The Joy of Cooking is still a book I pull out. Whether it is to try a new kind of pancake, or like last month when I successfully attempted scones it has all the answers I need. My mom passed away five years ago so I can't call her anymore to ask about how long to put a roast in the oven, but I know that the Joy of Cooking has that answer for me. When my son goes away to school the newest addition will be going with him. It is definitely a must have.

This is the best "go-to" resource when you're in the kitchen! Oddly enough --I don't use this for the recipes as much as I use it for substitutions, reminders, etc. There is so much information packed in this book, that if you can't find it here - it's probably not out there!

Wonderful book! The ABCs of cooking... Paula

This is the ultimate "Go-To" cookbook! My mother always had this book not too far away when she was in the kitchen and I too always keep it within reach. Everything from the simple basics to preparing a fantastic meal, this is the cookbook to have. Very easy to understand and I will be passing this on to my daughter.

Joy of Cooking should be a part of every cookbook collection. It helps you understand recipes. Would make a great house warming or wedding present. I must have.

Great go-to cookbook. I've had mine for years and it's so full of great recipes!

This a great cookbook. I have one for years. It's helpful and the instructions are easy to follow. It's a must for any kitchen

This is a great cookbook, so easy and simple to follow and make a perfect meal . I love it.

The Joy of Cooking is a classic book for everyone that loves to cook. The books explains step by step how do cook. This is another great book.

I absolutely love this cookbook. When we downsized and moved into a smaller place, this was one of three cookbooks that I kept. I have never had a disaster with ANY recipe I have ever used from this book and everything is clear, easy to read and assemble and fun to make. Best of all, just about anything you want to learn about cooking......it's there!! If there was one cookbook I think everyone should have and use.....Joy of Cooking is the one!!

I received this cookbook for my wedding shower and have used it ever since...not only for the recipes but also for the menu planner and lists of substitutions. An excellent gift for a shower!

I received this cookbook over 20 years ago from my grandmother as a wedding gift. I used it often, I have never been one to follow a recipe, I tend to throw in more of this or leave out that, but this cookbook taught me the basics on everything I needed to know about cooking. I have since bought at least one more copy of the book, but possibly more. My last copy, I gave to my daughter, who can't boil water, and told her to start reading. This is the best "all purpose" cookbook I have ever found.

I really enjoy cooking from this cookbook. There are so many recipes I use in this book. Some of them I follow exactly as written. Others I change just a few things to my own liking. The directions are easy to follow. There are recipes for most anyone, depending upon your taste in foods. I tend to grocery shop purchasing what's on sale and then determining what I will make with the foods I bought. I can go to the index of the Joy of Cooking cookbook, look up some of the ingredients I bought and find a recipe using these particular foods. It's wonderful having such a diverse cookbook!

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