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Sun Wukong
9th June 09, 09:07 AM
The Joy of Cooking


This book kicks so much ass.

Best cook book ever.

Sun Wukong
9th June 09, 09:12 AM
Honestly I don't know what else to say. It's pretty much the definitive book of american food, which is to say the recipe's we've borrowed from other people's cultures and bastardized until they were something entirely new or were almost completely unchanged.

You won't find this stuff in a nice restaurant, but you will find it easy to make at home and that it tastes good. My grandmother had a copy of this book years ago, and some of my favorites are in here.

Home made chicken pot pie, chicken and dumplings, and of course, crawfish ettoufette. <- a very good recipe I might add, just remember to add the yellow fat from the inside of the crawfish to the sauce for it to be perfect.

9th June 09, 02:18 PM
That is a great cook book, right up there with this classic: (this should be in every house)

Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook

9th June 09, 03:11 PM
My husband has always been more of a chef than I. He introduced me to cuisine, while I know more traditional peasant/comfort recipes. Anyhow, our younger daughter has expressed an interest in attending the CIA (no, not that one) so he got her this classic..


Tom Kagan
9th June 09, 03:32 PM
Beef Stroganoff p.476: best way to prep a lousy but cheap cut of beef.

9th June 09, 07:34 PM
my mom has a really old copy of that book. you're right, it's damn good.