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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

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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 ... More

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, ... More

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 ... More


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, ... More


One of the Best

by wiljohone on Sep 11, 2008

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

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