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Joy of Cooking

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ISBN-10: 0743246268

ISBN-13: 9780743246262

Edition: 75th 2006 (Anniversary)

Authors: Irma S. Rombauer, Ethan Becker, Marion Rombauer Becker, Irma S. Rombauer

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Seventy-five years ago, a St. Louis widow named Irma Rombauer took her life savings and self-published a book calledThe Joy of Cooking.Her daughter Marion tested recipes and made the illustrations, and they sold their mother-daughter project from Irma's apartment. Today, nine revisions later, theJoy of Cooking-- selected by The New York Public Library as one of the 150 most important and influential books of the twentieth century -- has taught tens of millions of people to cook, helped feed and delight millions beyond that, answered countless kitchen and food questions, and averted many a cooking crisis. Ethan Becker, Marion's son, leads the latest generation of JOY, still a family affair,…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Edition: 75th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 10/31/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1152
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 4.048
Language: English

Irma S. Rombauer, Irma Rombauer was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She is the well-known author of "The Joy of Cooking." For the first book, she depended on friends and relatives for recipes, whose experience was in German cooking and baking. She wanted to write the book for the post Depression women who had not been in their kitchens, were busy and not overly interested in cooking, but wanted to create a wonderful meal with minimal effort. Her style in the book was to present the recipe as a narrative with one paragraph essays that had no separate ingredient lists or instructions. Rombauer approached cooking as a necessity and covered the entire scope of kitchen procedures, making…    

Ethan F. Becker is president and senior coach/trainer for the Speech Improvement Company, Inc. He specializes in motivating teams, controlling fear of speaking, and developing effectiveness in public presentations. He has worked with clients from Harvard University, IBM, Boston Scientific, the New York Giants, the F.B.I., and various countries abroad.

Marion Rombauer Becker was born in 1903. Besides her work on the JOY of Cooking, Marion realized other significant accomplishments during her lifetime. She worked as an art teacher and later at Women's Wear Daily. She was one of the founders of Cincinnati's Modern Art Society, and served as it's first professional director. Marion was an early advocate of natural gardening and received the "Oak Leaf" award from the Nature Conservancy. Marion was also the recipient of the Medal of Merit from the Garden Club of America. Marion died in 1976.