Find Your Next Favorite Book
Our Money-Back Guarantee

The Joy of Cooking


This cookery book has over 1000 pages of recipes, and features descriptions of ingredients, drawings of techniques and equipment, healthy-cooking ... Show synopsis

Find your copy

Buy it from  $0.99
Buy new from  $21.48
Collectible from  $8.70
Alternate from  $17.95
Show Alternate Editions
Change currency

Reviews of The Joy of Cooking

Overall customer rating: 4.273
Bonnie B

If you can have only one

by Bonnie B on May 16, 2013

This is the best all purpose cookbook that I've seen in over 50 years. It has all the standard recipes plus it even explains how to sharpen a kitchen knife and maintain most other kitchen equipment and serving pieces. Also has a great section called "Know your ingredients" including a list of equivalents & substitutions for common ingredients and some cooking techniques . It's been around since 1931 and was completely revised in 1997. Includes menu ideas. Spiral binding makes for easier use.

Jennifer B

Must have cookbook

by Jennifer B on Mar 15, 2012

If you are interested in cooking or starting to cook this is a must have item for your kitchen. This edition is the best one. The later ones are just not up to par with this one...this is the one to stock in your kitchen. You'll never regret it. It covers way more than recipes. Ingredient info, cooking techniques, prep techniques, you name it, it's got it. You'll use this cookbook more than any other cause it has the answers; how long do you steam cauliflower? how do you make a white sauce? what are the best ways to cook different cuts of beef? Like the title says - it's an all purpose cookbook.

Ted W
by Ted W on Feb 5, 2011

I bought 2 copies because someone borrowed my copy, and never returned it, and the other one for a friend whose copy was falling apart. The price was right $0.99 each and well worth the shipping charges. I would recommend this book for those are just starting to learn how to cook as eihter a hobby or as a proffession. Ted W.


excellent basic cookbook

by claudiajean on Nov 6, 2008

This is a great reference cookbook for all cooks but especially important for the beginning cook embarking on daily meals and everyday home baked goods. This older version from the early 70's has smaller portions for meal recipes and used natural ingredients for baking. It has a substitution tables, measurement tables , ingredient definitions and explanations of process. I have been in the kitchen daily for the last 35 years and I still use this cookbook.


One of the Best

by wiljohone on Sep 11, 2008

Fantastic cookbook. I want to give it to as many friends as I can.

Love it or hate it? Review it now

Discussions about The Joy of Cooking


selling a book ;the joy of cooking; its very old

anyone have an old joy of cooking book

1 reply »
Last: 2011-09-27 09:31:29.937

selling a book ;the joy of cooking; its very old

anyone have an old joy of cooking book

1 reply »
Last: 2011-09-19 11:24:15.073
Start a new discussion
  1. What's on your mind? Review post guidelines

Join Today!

Share your ideas with other community members

Create account

Already a member?

Log in now

Get $300 in coupons and other goodies. Sign up for newsletter No, thank you.

You're signed up (and we you). Watch for our Welcome e-mail and your first coupon. Thanks!