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Joy of Cooking

by Irma Rombauer

Seventy-five years ago, a St. Louis widow named Irma Rombauer took her life savings and self-published a book called “The Joy of Cooking.” Her daughter Marion tested recipes and made the illustrations, and they sold their mother-daughter project from Irma’s apartment.

Today, nine revisions later, the “Joy of Cooking” — selected by The New York Public Library as one of the 150 most important and influential books of the twentieth century — has taught tens of millions of people to cook, helped feed and delight millions beyond that, answered countless kitchen and food questions, and averted many a cooking crisis.


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05 December, 2006

About Irma Rombauer

Irma Rombauer was an American cookbook author, best known for The Joy of Cooking, one of the world's most widely read cookbooks. Following Irma Rombauer's death, periodic revisions of the book were carried out by her daughter, Marion Rombauer Becker, and subsequently by Marion's son Ethan Becker. The Joy of Cooking remains in print, edited by members of the Rombauer–Becker family, and more than 18 million copies have been sold.



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