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Food52 Users Vote: JOY is Essential Reading

john's picture

We have been very busy here at the test kitchen fending off tomato invasions (we're just now getting some counter space back) and other minor culinary calamities. So busy in fact, that we have completely forgotten to thank our friends in the Food52 community for voting the Joy of Cooking an essential volume in any beginner's cookbook library. Sharing shelf space with venerable classics from Julia Child, Marcella Hazan, Mark Bittman, Alice Waters, and Deborah Madison is truly a pleasure. Being associated--at least in some small way--with rising stars like Amanda Hesser and Yotam Ottolenghi is all very exciting. Here at the kitchen, we like to believe that JOY is the perfect companion piece to such wonderful recipe collections, as we can usually answer many of the questions cooks might have after browsing the beautiful pages of a book like Plenty (one of our recent favorites), which is filled with creative dish ideas and flavor combinations, but not too much in the way of reference material or basic foundational recipes. If you haven't visited Food52, please take a minute to browse their slick website and highly-informative forums (called "the hotline").

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Edith Anderson's picture

I love this book! Seems like lots of people do. Congratulation!

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Joy of Cooking App for iPad

After three years of collaborative effort with our friends at Culinate and Scribner, it is our pleasure to introduce the Joy of Cooking for iPad! Please check out this full-featured, digital version of the 2006 edition. In addition to the recipes and indispensable reference information our readers know and love, the app has many features that are brand new to JOY:

  • Built-in recipe timers (you can have multiple timers going simultaneously)
  • Search for and filter recipes by key word, ingredient, cuisine, season, technique, diet, and more
  • Create shopping lists from within the app
  • Convert any recipe to metric automatically
  • Give voice commands or have recipe steps spoken to you
  • Create menus in the app
  • Share recipes from within the app
  • Color photography

Truly a JOY for the 21st century! Download by directing your browser to www.joyofcookingapp.com. Don't forget to review the app!

Place in a medium pot:
     1 ½ pounds potatoes (any variety should be fine, although smaller potatoes will cook faster), washed and peeled
Cover with cool water and...