The Joy of Cooking remains a standard reference on the kitchen counter and a special place at the Cook’s Bookcase. My mom’s copy (the 1943 edition) has all her notes and suggestions of “goes well with” in the margins.   Her reminders continue to help with timing a dinner too: for instance, in the recipe for Yorkshire Pudding (a favorite) she has underlined the part where Irma says to allow the batter to “stand for 1 hour.” Covers rubbed, pages grease-stained, and... Much-Loved!

Written by Liz Pollock — May 05, 2014