The Joy of Cooking

The Joy of Cooking

2,250.00

Rombauer, Irma S. A Compilation of Reliable Recipes with a Casual Culinary Chat. Indianapolis/ New York: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1936. 638 pages. First Trade edition. Signed on front free end paper, "Cordially yours Irma S. Rombauer". After the suicide of her husband in 1930, Irma Rombauer cobbled together a cookbook, illustrated by her daughter Marion. By 1936 the Bobbs-Merrill Company agreed to publish the expanded version, keeping the narrative style later known as the "action method", in which ingredients are called for within the recipe. Expertly rebacked, boards rubbed and mildly stained, interior lightly toned with some stains. Yellow diagonal patterned boards. Good. Hardcover.

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