All about Cookies (Joy of Cooking All about... Series)

All about Cookies (Joy of Cooking All about... Series)

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All about Cookies (Joy of Cooking All about... Series) by Irma S. Rombauer, Ethan Becker, Marion Rombauer Becker

A fresh and original way to put the classic advice of Joy of Cooking to work — illustrated and designed in a beautiful and easy-to-use new book.
* A celebration of all the classic JOY cookies: Blondies, Dream Bars, Lemon Curd Bars, Ginger Snaps, and Classic Oatmeal and Chocolate Chip

• Includes innovative cookies such as reduced fat Almond Thumbprints and the Fourteen-in-One Cookie, a master recipe whose variations make 14 different cookies

• Clear, comprehensive instructions for all aspects of cookie baking from handling the dough and decorating the cookies to packaging them for gift giving

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743216807
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 09/28/2002
Series: Joy of Cooking All about... Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 7.75(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About 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 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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All about Cookies 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
TheGoodieGuru More than 1 year ago
If you want to learn how to bake really good cookies, I mean really, really good cookies, this is the book for you. I have been baking since I was knee high to a grasshopper and along the way have learned lots of secrets to baking fantastic cookies! This is the only book I have ever purchased that describes in detail/precisely how to bake 'em RIGHT! Because baking (unlike cooking) is a science and all the steps do matter. There are also lots of great recipes for very yummy cookies! I have a copy for myself and always keep an extra one on hand for a special gift. You will not be disappointed with this book, if you buy only one book on baking cookies, this is it! I also recommend The Joy of Baking Christmas Cookies (The precursor to this book, now out of print. It's great because the ingredients are listed with both weights and measures and I'd rather weigh my ingredients.)
Idaho-lady More than 1 year ago
I borrowed this book from the public library and had so much fun looking thru it, I ordered 3...one for me and 2 to give as gifts. The authors are very well known, of course, and I loved the interesting information about making cookies. The pictures make it even better. It is fabulous for Christmas baking but good all year long!!
Saspants More than 1 year ago
I love the Joy of Cooking series of books and own quite a few. I am a cookie cookbook collector and happened upon this one at my local B&N, I am so glad that I did. I prepared quite a few of these receipes for my Christmas give-a-ways to friends, customers, co-workers, relatives, etc. and every receipe was easy to follow and rendered great results.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an excellent cookbook... all of the recipies are absolutely fabulous and most of them are simple enough for a beginner.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are a cookie monster and cooking is your life, you have to get this cookbook! The recipes are just FABULOUS!!! The cookies are SOOO delicious I almost ate the pictures in the book!