A mealtime mainstay since 1931, this kitchen classic is an encyclopedia of culinary creativity. With 4,000 of the most beloved recipes from past editions, updated for the modern kitchen, and 500 brand new recipes, you’ll experience the joy of cooking like never before.
4 Stars great basic instruction
So far I am blown away by the clear and easy instructions this book offers!
5 Stars Must-own for any amateur kitchen
There is one cookbook that absolutely belongs in the kitchen of everyone, no matter their culinary expertise: The Joy of Cooking. After years of using it, this book remains indispensable to me. Find a recipe that sounds good, but is unclear about technique? Joy will help. Need a good starting point to build your own meal? Joy will help. Want to know how to clean a chicken, where cognac comes from, or how to understand the differences among cuts of meat? Joy will help.
1 Star Over 1100 pages and BINDING IS GLUED NOT SEWN!
The content is fine, but this binding is just unacceptable! My 5 month old copy is heavily creased on the binding because it is glued, not sewn. The 1975 version of Joy of Cooking I have has a sewn binding. The content of the book is 5 stars.. but I just had to give this a 1 star, so you’d notice that the BINDING IS HORRIBLE.
Check out your copy’s binding.. are you satisfied with it? I’m not.
I hope you are reading this Scribner! Please make the next version of the book with sewn binding!
5 Stars Joy of cooking
This is a fantastic cook book, this is the only one you’ll ever need. It has it all.
5 Stars joy of cooking
an excellent, detailed overview of cooking with lots of background information on each cooking topic.
only wish, is that i had purchased the wring-binder format for ease of use and somewhat larger print.