Joy of Cooking: 2019 Edition Fully Revised and Updated -- Irma S. Rombauer - Hardcover
Author: Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, Ethan Becker
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 9.10h x 8.50w x 2.80d
Library Journal Prepub Alert 06/01/2019 pg. 82
Booklist 10/01/2019 pg. 20
Publishers Weekly 10/07/2019
Library Journal 11/01/2019 pg. 102
About the Author
Irma Rombauer self-published the first Joy of Cooking in 1931. In 1936, the first commercial edition was published by Bobbs-Merrill. Marion Rombauer Becker, Irma's daughter, helped revise and update each subsequent edition until 1951. The 1963 edition was the first after Irma's death and was completely Marion's. Her son, Ethan Becker, helped Marion revise the 1975 edition, and then oversaw the 1997 and 75th Anniversary editions. Ethan's son, John Becker and his wife, Megan Scott are the first of the family to be solely responsible for testing, revising, and updating the book since 1975, ensuring the latest edition is given the same love and attention to detail that made this culinary resource an American classic.
Megan Scott started worked for the Joy of Cooking in 2010, when she and John Becker met and immediately bonded over a shared love of blue cheese. Megan's culinary education began in North Carolina, where she learned to cook from a long line of matriarchs. She grew up in a farming family, shucking corn and snapping green beans as far back as she can remember. She has been a cheesemaker's apprentice, a baker, and an assistant pastry chef, and in addition to her work for Joy she is the culinary director for a marketing agency that specializes in food. Megan lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband John and their two cats, Loki and Kishu.