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Sixty years since Irma Rombauer advised new cooks to "Stand facing the stove," America's love affair with Joy of Cooking continues unabated. And why not? Joy in hand, tens of millions of people -- from novices to professionals -- have learned to do everything from make a meat loaf to clean a squid to frost a wedding cake. For decades, Joy of Cooking has taught America how to cook, serving as the standard against which all other cookbooks are judged.

All About Breakfast & Brunch upholds that standard. In the conversational and instructional manner of the flagship book, All About Breakfast & Brunch elevates "the most important meal of the day" (and the ever-popular weekend brunch) and offers up such mouth-watering egg dishes as Savory Cheese and Herb-Filled Souffléed Omelet, Eggs Benedict, and Matzo Brei; savory brunch sides like Corned Beef Hash, Crabcakes, and Fried Green Tomatoes; delicious fruit and grain recipes, including Apple Fritters, Apricot Compote, and Muesli; and dozens of baked goods, pancakes, and waffles. You'll also find recipes for traditional brunch beverages as well as menus and entertaining tips. Add to that more than 150 original photographs, specially commissioned for this volume, presented in the most easy-to-use design imaginable.

Whether you belong to one of the millions of American households that already own a copy (or two) of Joy, or you have never cracked the spine of a cookbook before, Joy of Cooking: All About Breakfast & Brunch is for you. It is a spectacular achievement, worthy of its name. Joy has never been more beautiful.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780743206426
  • Publisher: Scribner
  • Publication date: 6/12/2001
  • Series: Joy of Cooking All about... Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.08 (w) x 10.31 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Irma Rombauer self-published the first Joy of Cooking in 1931 with the small insurance payout she received after her husband committed suicide during the Great Depression. Suddenly, society wives who used to enjoy a kitchen staff no longer had the money to employ them and began cooking for themselves. The instruction "stand facing the stove" was a bit more pragmatic than we realize. In 1936, the first commercial edition was published by Bobbs-Merrill. Marion Rombauer Becker, Irma's daughter, joined the Joy dynasty and revised and updated each subsequent edition until 1975. That edition was the first after Irma's death and was completely Marion's. Her son, Ethan Becker, has returned the book to the family's voice, revising the 1975 edition for the 75th Anniversary Edition.

Ethan Becker is the son of Marion Rombauer Becker and the grandson of Irma S. Rombauer, the original author of The Joy of Cooking. He attended Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, but learned how to cook from his mom. An outdoors-man, he is a master of the grill and at cooking game. His outdoor gear and survival and combat knives are sold internationally under the brand Becker Knife and Tool. Ethan and his wife, Susan, a writer, editor, and artist, live in East Tennessee at their home, Half Moon Ridge. His website is www.thejoykitchen.com.

Irma Rombauer self-published the first Joy of Cooking in 1931 with the small insurance payout she received after her husband committed suicide during the Great Depression. Suddenly, society wives who used to enjoy a kitchen staff no longer had the money to employ them and began cooking for themselves. The instruction "stand facing the stove" was a bit more pragmatic than we realize. In 1936, the first commercial edition was published by Bobbs-Merrill. Marion Rombauer Becker, Irma's daughter, joined the Joy dynasty and revised and updated each subsequent edition until 1975. That edition was the first after Irma's death and was completely Marion's. Her son, Ethan Becker, has returned the book to the family's voice, revising the 1975 edition for the 75th Anniversary Edition.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword
About Breakfast & Brunch
About Beverages
About Eggs
About Side Dishes
About Pancakes, Waffles, French Toast & Doughnuts
About Grains
About Fruits & Fruit Sauces
About Cobblers, Crisps & Galettes
About Quick Breads, Muffins & Coffeecakes
About Yeast Breads
Index
Acknowledgments

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    an excellent cookbook!

    Gives detailed recipes for omelets, biscuts, many types of pancakes, waffles, etc. I refer to it often. Love it!

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