Irma S. Rombauer Joy of Cooking

Irma S. Rombauer Joy of Cooking

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This was one of the very first cookbooks that my mother introduced me to. It is very easy to use from the beginner cook to the advanced chef. I share quality time cooking with my daughter with this cookbook. I make several meals from this cookbook for church dinners to home parties with friends. I highly recommend the Joy of Cooking as a gift to give to someone or as a treat for yourself.

I own about 7 cookbooks, ended up leaving a box behind in a move which broke my heart but I was excited to see that this cookbook was not left as without it I would be lost. It is a definite cookbook for everyone to have from novice to expert. It has the simplest recipes for the beginner to the most advanced and covers a wide variety of foods and it walks you through each step, and simple enough that even my husband can understand it. I have had this book since I received it as a wedding gift back when I was 16 and have not been without it since!!!

This is like the bible in our kitchen. It has everything in it that you will come across in cooking. It covers measurment conversions, substitutions, and has tried and true recipes. beginners as well as accomplished cooks can learn from this book. I absolutely love it!!!

I absolutley love this book. I have a lot of other books that I use every once in a while but this book is used almost every day. It is great for something special that might be a completely new recipie to try out and it is great for simple recipies that you just need a little reminder and tips on. I think that is a simple to follow and does not use lots of crazy ingriedients that are hard to find. This is my favorite cook book!

My mother gave me this book, and I still use it. It is a tradition to have it sitting on our kitchen shelves. There are many great recipes with practical tips mixed in. It is easy to follow and replicate. Everyone should have a copy of it in their kitchen.

I love this cookbook. It is my go-to book for everything! My daughter loves to read through it and find new recipes for us to try. She will get her own copy when she grows up and gets her own home. The best thing I have learned to make from The Joy of Cooking is husband loves them so much, and it's such a versatile recipe!

Though I have a LOT of cookbooks, this one is so used that it's held together with rubberbands! It's a constant go to for advice on technique, recipes and even just ideas about what to do with certain ingredients. It's truly an all purpose cookbook, for the novice or expert cook alike. When my daughter starts cooking with me, I know that this will be one of the first books for her.

The Joy of Cooking was given to me by my mother, and to her by her mother! It is a great resource of recipes, cooking tips & techniques - it is a timeless treasure!

I have in order of 50 cookbooks. I love them all, but te Joy of Cooking is the book that I turn to time and time again. I remember as a little girl learning to cook - my Mom's well worn copy was always my guide. Now if I have a question about meat, how-to's, definitions of things - it is the cookbook I reach for time and time again. This is the best kitchen 'knowledge' you could ever have as reference!

I receive this cookbook as a wedding gift over 15 years ago. I have many different cookbooks and this one is my go to cookbook. It has detailed info on everything you need to know about the "kitchen". My Mom has one as does my sister it is the essential cookbook for every home. I have even loaned my copy out to neighbors. Thankfully, I got it back!

I love the recipes from this book. I've used recipes from here for the last 5-6 years and they are wonderful. I haven't found a recipe I haven't liked yet.Great for yourself or to give as a gift.When in need of a good recipe this is the book you'll turn to every time. From beginners to advanced cooks this book is for you. It is one of the best cookbooks around. Handed down from generation to generation. A+ Cook Book

This is a must have staple of every kitchen for the beginner to the seasoned pro. If you have never cooked before, "The Joy of Cooking" will lead you through the process from making a simple gravy to cooking wild game. The seasoned pro will defiantly find plenty of use from this book as it cover as it covers such a wide range of foods. I have had a copy of this book in my kitchen since living in my first apartment almost 40 years ago. It is a timeless classic that will never go out of style.

My Sister gave me a copy of this when I first got married. My mother handed down all her families recipes through a big huge binder. But the Joy of Cooking my sister told me goes through everything that you will ever encounter. I learned how to braise meat and make pies, bread this has become a staple in my house. I love this cookbook. I have sons and of course one wants to become a chef and the other could really careless about cooking(until he becomes hungry that is) and I invested in a Joy of Cooking for the both of them. It is nice to see them learning how to cook and use this book to create new favorites for themselves. It is a great and very knowledgeable cookbook for beginners to old pros. Love it Love it!

Best Kitchen Resource EVER. Not just for recipes, but also for how to prep and prepare every food item you can think of. We belong to a CSA and sometimes when we get our fruits and veggies delivered we are presented with a vegetable we have simply never had or purchased before--and we have no idea how to clean, prepare or cook it. The Joy of Cooking has never let us down and we always come away feeling knowledgable and inspired to try our new food stuffs.

This may be very "old school" of me, as I own several contemporary cookbooks by Nigella Lawson, Jamie Oliver, etc., but consistently, I go back to Joy of Cooking. What I like about it is its practicality. What do I do with a Jerusalem artichoke? How long do hard-boiled eggs last? Is this a special way to freeze strawberries. I am in no way an expert cook, but when I do have the time, I enjoy cooking, and I have come to rely on this text more than any other. It should be a staple in anyone's kitchen, and it never goes out of date!!