General Purpose, Joy of Cooking

There have been a quite a number of excellent general purpose cookbooks published over the years, and we will try to offer them here. Two milestone books, the so-called Fannie Farmer Cookbook, and the Joy of Cooking, deserve special attention. Both are still in print in updated versions and most of the older editions are still popular. Certain editions of the Betty Crocker's Cookbook also continue to be popular.

A good history of the various editions of Joy of Cooking is on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Joy_of_Cooking.

A word of caution: This category of cookbook invites passions fueled by familiarity, nostalgia and generational prejudice. We have seen mothers and daughters have words over whether the "light blue" Joy of Cooking is better than the later "white" cover edition. We have seen someone roll their eyes and argue when their mother said that The Settlement Cookbook will be found on the bookshelf of every Jewish-American household.




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Joy of Cooking with DJ ( white covers 1975 edition)

by Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker, Bobbs-Merrill, 21st 1986 printing of the 1975 edition. Hardcover, with DJ. White cover with gold...
$20.00

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Joy of Cooking (1964 edition, late '60s & early '70s printings)

by Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker, Bobbs Merrill, 1964 edition, various mid-60s to '70s printings. The classic Joy, to many, sadly...
$27.00

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Joy of Cooking (1964 edition, VG++ condition)

by Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker, Bobbs Merrill, 1964 edition. Pristine condition. The classic Joy, to many, sadly completed soon after...
$25.00

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Joy of Cooking (1971)

by Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker, Bobbs-Merrill, 1971 printing of the 1962 edition, 915 pages. Hardback, no DJ. Last of the baby blue...
$24.00

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Joy of Cooking (1975 edition, 21st. printing)

by Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker, Bobbs-Merrill, pristine 21st 1980 printing of the 1975 edition. Hardcover, with DJ. White cover with...
$24.00

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Joy of Cooking (1985 printing of the 1975 edition)

by Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker, Bobbs-Merrill, 1985 printing of the 1975 edition. Hardcover, no DJ. White cover with gold letters....
$20.00

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Joy of Cooking (1997)

by Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker and Ethan Becker, As-New, 4th printing, Scribers, 1,993 pages, 1997. The new recipes, with a new focus on...
$12.00

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Joy of Cooking w/ Dust Jacket (1971 printing of 1962 edition)

by Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker, Bobbs Merrill, 1971 printing of the classic 1962 edition. Light blue hardcover, 848 pages, two red...
$28.00

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Joy of Cooking with DJ - 1976 printing of the 1975 edition

by Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker, Bobbs-Merrill, sixth 1976 printing of the 1975 edition. Hardcover, with DJ. White cover with gold...
$18.00

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Julia's Breakfasts, Lunches, and Suppers

by Julia Child with E.S. Yntema, Knopf, 1999. Slim hardback, no DJ as issued, 113 pages. Seven menus for three main meals: Breakfast Party, Holiday...
$14.00

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