| "Joy of Cooking" is a
wonderful cookbook that belongs in every kitchen (and if you can afford or
even want a second, then get "Pirates's Pantry").
Unfortunately, this is NOT that book.
If this had a different name -- a title that did not include the words "joy
of cooking", i'd give it one or even two more stars. But this is not
the book that i grew up with in my mother's and my grandmother's kitchens,
and that i have already worn out a copy of myself, and it loses a star or
so for attempting to claim it is a mere "revision" of that honourable book.
Not a bad book, really, but not essential, unlike its predecessor, the *true*