Joy of Cooking by Irma Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker - 1964 Edition, 1967 Printing
We believe you will go on to unexpected triumphs, based on the sound principles which underlie our recipes, and actually revel in a sense of new-found freedom. (From the Introduction)
The Joy of Cooking is iconic in American culture. What Irma Rombauer started in 1931, when she published the first version of Joy of Cooking, went on to become the most beloved cookbook of all time, a nostalgic favorite that has sold millions of copies throughout its lifetime. Over the course of 80 years, there have been eight revisions of her 800-page cooking bible. This is the 1964 edition, the first version published after Irma died in 1962. It is co-authored by her daughter Marion and revised by Marion and her husband, John. Retaining all of Irma's writing, it was also enhanced by Marion and John who included new fish dishes and recipes for new favorite foods like Bolognaise sauce. There were publishing troubles surrounding this edition, the first pass-through was published before Marion gave final approval so several reprints were needed to set Marion and Irma's words right. This is the 1967 printing which has eradicated the typos that Marion doggedly wanted to correct.
We are very excited to offer two different editions of this cookbook in the shop. Because there is so much memory and nostalgia wrapped up in Joy it is fun to collect the different editions that you grew up with or first learned to cook with on your own. Look for the 1975 Joy of Cooking here, along with more info about Irma Rombauer.
- New recipes added to this version include Bolognese Sauce, Fish Quenelles, Assorted Pates, Stuffed Grape Leaves and Baked Kasha
- Illustrated throughout by Ginnie Hofmann and Beverly Warner (and includes the famous how to skin a squirrel illustration!)
- 849 pages
- Includes two red ribbon page markers
In very bright condition with clean cover boards, tight spine and intact pages. There are a few cooking splatter marks on some of the pages and the red ribbon page markers have faded and frayed slightly (now a shade closer to tomato red) at the ends. Some very lighting staining on the top and bottom page portion of the spine. Other than that, it has been wonderfully cared for throughout its life. The dust jacket is missing.
Measures 6.25" inches (width) x 9" inches (length) x 2" inches (depth).
Find the next edition - the 1975 version of Joy of Cooking, in the shop here.