Cookbook Challenge, Joy of Cooking: Recap

My Beat-up Copy of Joy of Cooking

If you will recall, I am staging my own Cookbook Challenge, using cookbooks off of my shelf to find some inspiration for my bean and grain cooking. I started off the challenge with the Joy of Cooking.

Over the last few days I cooked four recipes from Joy of Cooking:

  1. Classic Bean Burritos
  2. Unsweetened Fruit and Nut Granola
  3. Two Grain Date Pilaf
  4. Kidney Bean Casserole

That’s two bean dishes and two grain dishes. I followed the recipes very closely.

What’s the verdict? Well, Joy of Cooking is a kitchen standard for a reason. I thoroughly enjoyed every dish that I prepared from this cookbook. I am certain that I will prepare these dishes in the future. And I will be trying many of the other recipes in the book.

Joy of Cooking is an enormous cooking reference. While there are lots of bean and grain recipes, this book is so much more.

This is a terrific book to have in your kitchen. I can’t recommend it enough!

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