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Old 11-01-2006, 06:01 PM   #1
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I received my new "JOY OF COOKING" today

When I came home today - my new Joy of Cooking had arrived. I will be spending some time enjoying that for a while.

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Old 11-01-2006, 06:06 PM   #2
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licia - I am glad that you received your new "Joy Of Cooking" and I am glad that it makes you happy.
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:33 PM   #3
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There was a long & very interesting review of the newest Joy of Cooking edition in the New York Times today. You can access it online for free. It compares the newest edition to the original & all the revisions inbetween. Review for the newest version was "mixed".
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Old 11-01-2006, 08:09 PM   #4
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It is such an American icon, any change or return or neither will lead to comment. That problem in itself assures good sales and continued use of the book. It truly is a trusted kitchen companion.
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Old 11-01-2006, 08:35 PM   #5
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I don't pay much attention to critics since most of the time I don't agree with their analysis. I usually value my opinion over theirs. I've got some of the earlier editions and some look like they've been thru the war so I will enjoy this one for sure. It may be my bedtime reading for a while.
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Old 11-01-2006, 09:07 PM   #6
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just read my email...mine was shipped out today.
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Old 11-02-2006, 07:07 AM   #7
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For those of you who have a Borders Books in your area, & are a member of their "Borders Rewards" (membership is free), from now through November 7th the new edition of Joy of Cooking will be available to members at 40% off, which is a pretty darn good discount. You just need a membership card (available at any Borders store) & a copy of the e-mail coupon they send out.
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Old 11-02-2006, 07:21 AM   #8
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There was a long & very interesting review of the newest Joy of Cooking edition in the New York Times today. You can access it online for free. It compares the newest edition to the original & all the revisions inbetween. Review for the newest version was "mixed".
Maybe I didn't read the real review of the book itself (thought I did--had long enough! ;o) ) , but as I read the article it seemed to say that this edition corrected what a mess had been made with the last one that strayed SO badly from the original. This one is back to the family's wishes in preserving what is certainly a classic. I gave my 60's copy to my daughter.
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Old 11-02-2006, 09:48 AM   #9
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I guess I'm a heretic. I only have the latst one, which was what, the 96 edition? I like it a lot, but I have no expereince with earlier ones.

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Old 11-02-2006, 01:45 PM   #10
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For those of you who have a Borders Books in your area, & are a member of their "Borders Rewards" (membership is free), from now through November 7th the new edition of Joy of Cooking will be available to members at 40% off, which is a pretty darn good discount. You just need a membership card (available at any Borders store) & a copy of the e-mail coupon they send out.
I am a member of the Borders Rewards and I also had my personal shopping day, were you get additional 10% off. So I got my copy of "The Joy Of Cookings 75th Anniversary" for $15.60. There are 1072 pages. IMHO, I think it is a great book.
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