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More on "The Joy of Cooking"

As you probably recall, I got the 75th anniversary edition for $7.95 on clearance. Why, why, why did I did I not buy this book ages ago? It's almost the only cookbook I will ever need.

As examples, in the time since I purchased it, I have made:

Italian pot roast (can't remember the name, too lazy to fetch the book)
Sauerbraten with spaetzle
Gyros and tzatziki
cherry pie (Steve says he now knows why people buy crusts pre-made)

I was thinking about asking my folks for "Mastering the Art of French Cooking for my birthday, but "Joy" is keeping us very busy and fed.

Our 20-year-old air conditioning gave out last Monday. Thus began a week of suck, but we have a new system now. We survived because we were loaned portable AC units, both by the company we were going with and by friends of ours in Phoenix. The Friday that guys came out to replace the A/C, we ended up feeding them because the poor fellas were here from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. They got the gyros and tzatziki.

Our new kitchen is the best toy. My intention was for us to not go out for meals, and so far it's working because it is so much more fun, and cheaper, to cook at home in our marvelous kitchen.



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Jul. 5th, 2014 03:23 am (UTC)
I have two editions of Joy of Cooking. I love the 1975 edition, which I consider a cooking encyclopedia. I also have the 1995 edition, which was a big disappointment. Does the 75th Anniversary Edition have a section on game and how to skin and prep game for cooking? In any case, I have to consider getting it.
Jul. 5th, 2014 05:29 am (UTC)
It has recipes for game, but I don't know if it has details on skinning and prepping it. I'll keep an eye out for the 1975 edition for that information.
Jul. 14th, 2014 06:14 pm (UTC)
I have one and use it regularly. Interesting story about how this cookbook came into being. The author published her vast knowledge of cookery after her husband committed suicide. It was the only means she had of making a living back then and she succeeded.
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