The Joy of Cooking (1997 reprint of 1975 edition)

Joy of Cooking

I’m sure that you’ve heard of this book. You’ve probably even seen one. There are a million editions. My mom gave me a copy, and Natasha has one that she’s not certain the providence of (the one I’m talking about here). It’s the classic “give to your kids when they go away to college” book.

Of course, this one is from the 70s, and so it’s got some surprise recipes. Molded Creamed Fish? We’ll probably skip this one.

Number of recipes in this book: 4500
Number we’ve cooked: 1

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