The 1997 Joy of Cooking

The 1997 Joy of Cooking

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The 1997 Joy of Cooking 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
AmeliaKay More than 1 year ago
This book replaces my 1964 edition (which is held together with strapping tape and food spills). It acts as a dictionary (ratatouille is eggplant) as well as a comprehensive cookbook. The new edition omits the recipe for possum, but goes into more detail on how to prepare sauces. Most of the recipes are very basic and can be altered as needed for individual taste.
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Romanjoe More than 1 year ago
This is a must have for every Kitchen in America. This is a Great reference cook book for everything from making the everyday dinner to entertaining your first or 100th house party. A definite must have reference book for every household.
Guest More than 1 year ago
my roommates bought me the joy of cooking for my 23 birthday. i do not know how i lived before owning this comprehesive and indispensable book. i love to cook, but did not realize how much more my skills can grow by learning the basics of food preparation and staple recipes. i now have notes in the margins, comments, and additional recipes stuck inbetween the pages of my new favorite book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bar none, the title says it all. This book has everything but the kitchen sink in it. The oven temperature coversion guide is a must for foreign transplants moving to the United States. The instructions are incredibly detailed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't know why some people are saying that this book is not as good as the old Joy of Cooking. I have both, and I disagree. I think there are a lot more recipes in the new one that you're likely to make, plus it still has the same great quality as the old one: every step is clear, precise and explained in great detail. It might lack the humor of the original, but who cares? It's a cookbook!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great cookbook that includes some but not all of the basics. I, like a reviewer above, had always wondered where the basic chocolate cake and scalloped potatoes recipe were. Even though another reviewer kind of answers the question I don't totally agree with them. If you are a beginning cook you may not link the instructions about bechamel sauce on 46 to making scalloped potatoes and you also would not know how long to cook them for, what size dish to use, etc. Also you would not think of the Chocolate Sheet Cake as being a basic chocolate cake (really it isn't). I was also suprised that there were no ice-cream recipes. Still, this is one of my favorite cookbooks and I think the recipes I have tried taste wonderful. I would reccommend it but it just leaves out some important recipes that beginning cooks need to know. If you can buy the old edition of Joy, it is much more complete.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the history and information that is provided with the recipes which makes very good reading. But, since I am the type of cook that has to go strictly by the recipe, I've found the book has many errors and/or incomplete directions. I would still buy it for my grown children as a source of good information, but not to go by the recipes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Joy of Cooking is more than your average cookbook. The Joy of Cooking is a must have cookbook for those that cook on their own. It provides the most basic as well as the more advanced recipes for those who love food that taste great! The recipes are outlined in an easy to follow and step by step method to make cooking a joy! Along with the great recipes, the Joy of Cooking cookbook also has sections that teach the reader about technique, how to cook, prepare, and serve foods. It also incorporates an extensive glossary of cooking words to explain even the most difficult jargon. One example of a great recipe is the recipe for hot cinnamon rolls and icing. This recipe takes about a half hour to prepare and a little over a ten minutes to bake using common ingredients. The rolls come out of the oven hot and fresh and taste great. This book also includes great recipes for foods that can be made for hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities where high-energy snacks like trail mixes are needed. It also gives instructions from cooking over a campfire, broiling, Dutch oven cooking, to frozen foods and deserts. The Joy of Cooking is a great source of reference to have around the kitchen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been in the Foodservice profession for 33 years. The Joy of Cooking is a must for every kitchen, fancy and plain.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great for all kitchens as a guide to make almost anything.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We have used the 'JOY OF COOKING' now for some 45 years and have given it to many a bride to be and helpless bachelors. If you can read, you can follow this kitchen manual with ease and success. Bon appetit.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this cookbook! Whenever I am in doubt as to how to do something I turn to this book. This book is the foundation upon which all good cooking rests. When you read this you will know how to do it right.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I must confess I have a lot of cookbooks that have fancy recipes that I rarely ever look at. More often than not I need a cookbook for a reference or how to. This is one of those books. It can tell you how to cook the classic or traditional. Those foo foo books are neat reading but quite often not practical.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was surprised to read in a previous review that someone was disappointed with this book. Just to help, scalloped potatoes are made with a Bechamel sauce found on page 46. The Chocolate cake is found on page 932. To vary the pan size, just check out the chart on page 925. This is a great edition. Don't buy this one AND the previous one. Buy this one and READ it. I have paid much more for 'professional' cook books with less information.