6 DECEMBER 2019 - 7 PM / TALK & SIGNING
Megan Scott & John Becker - Joy of Cooking
In the nearly ninety years since Irma Rombauer self-published the first Joy of Cooking, it has become the kitchen bible, with more than 20 million copies in print. This new edition of Joy has been thoroughly revised and expanded by Irma’s great-grandson John Becker and his wife, Megan Scott. They developed more than six hundred new recipes for this edition, tested and tweaked thousands of classic recipes, and updated every section of every chapter to reflect the latest ingredients and techniques available to today’s home cooks. Their strategy for revising this edition was the same one Irma and Marion employed: Vet, research, and improve Joy’s coverage of legacy recipes while introducing new dishes, modern cooking techniques, and comprehensive information on ingredients now available at farmers’ markets and grocery stores.
Joy of Cooking is and has been the essential and trusted guide for home cooks for almost a century. This new edition continues that legacy. Come meet Megan Scott and John Becker here at Rakestraw Books on Friday, 6 December 2019 at 7 PM. Tickets are $15 ($10 towards your purchase of Joy of Cooking and $5 to benefit the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano). Purchase tickets HERE.