Joy Of More

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Researchers have found that the average calorie count per Joy of Cooking recipe has jumped an average of 63 since the 1936 debut of the cookbook's first edition, mostly due to portion size. [UPI]



I have the 1972 edition of this book. It is, hands down, the best cooking resource I've ever laid hands on. The version I have is my Mom's, and is the only thing I demanded be set aside for me for my adult life.

Funny fact: The 1972 edition has a whole section about scalding milk, and every recipe that involves milk has a reminder to scald it. Why? Because in 1972, buying unpasteurized milk was still common. Awesome.