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Anne Mendelson

st and facing the stove mendelson anne

Thus was born the bestselling Joy of Cooking, and with it, a culinary revolution that continues to this day. Now, I think I have. While the main thread of the story is fascinating, the author goes off on too many tangents, that, while interesting, really distracts from the main story at hand. Mendelson has apparently never met a detail she felt could go unreported seems to be a trend among biographers; I have the same reaction to Walter Isaacson and David McCullough sometimes and that can make for some very slow reading. The book clearly shows the immense effort Anne Mendelson put into researching the times and culture that produced Irma Rombauer. She sets Rombauer's German-American roots in the context of a thriving Midwestern immigrant community and also unravels both her and her daughter's tangled, acrimonious relationship with Bobbs-Merrill. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far.

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Anne Mendelson

st and facing the stove mendelson anne

Rombauer and her daughter, Marion Rombauer Becker -- shedding new light on the classic kitchen mainstay and on the history of American cooking. Fully as enjoyable as it is erudite, and that's saying a lot. Four year old Jeanne particularly liked sprinkling little candy stars on top after the cake was iced, but apart from that I was a little disappointed. Thus was born the bestselling Joy of Cooking, and with it, a culinary revolution that continues to this day. In Stand Facing the Stove, Anne Mendelson presents a richly detailed biographical portrait of the two remarkable forces behind Joy -- Irma S. Rombauer and not enough on the lady herself and the great book that is her legacy.

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Nonfiction Book Review: Stand Facing the Stove by Anne Mendelson, Author Henry Holt & Company $29.95 (496p) ISBN 978

st and facing the stove mendelson anne

Whereas Rombauer brought a homespun, spontaneous style to her recipes, her daughter, Maron Rombauer Becker 1903-1976 , who collaborated on Joy starting with the 1948 revision, transformed it into an all-purpose learning tool and also imbued it with health-food consciousness. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Louis housewife Irma von Starkloff Rombauer 1877-1962 self-published The Joy of Cooking in 1931, she was, at age 54, a total amateur in the kitchen. I was fascinated by the German-American culture in St Louis. Louis, loving battles between mother and daughter, etc.

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Stand facing the stove : the story of the women who gave...

st and facing the stove mendelson anne

Unfortunately, the book spends too much time on the world around Mrs. She lives in northern New Jersey. About The Author Anne Mendelson is a leading authority on the history of American cookbooks. Featuring an accessible new recipe format and an engaging voice that inspired home cooks, Joy changed the face of American cookbooks. It removed much of the lively commentary that made earlier editions such fun to read. In Stand Facing the Stove, Anne Mendelson presents a richly detailed biographical portrait of the two remarkable forces behind Joy -- Irma S. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied.

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Stand facing the stove : the story of the women who gave America the Joy of cooking (Book, 2003) [blueshirtsunited.com]

st and facing the stove mendelson anne

She has written for a variety of magazines and newspapers, including Gourmet. While the main thread of the story is fascinating, the author goes off on too many tangents, that, while interesting, really distracts from the main story at hand. Part biography and part critical exegesis of the development of American cooking, this excellently researched and well-footnoted book deserves a place on the shelf alongside The Joy of Cooking. Rombauer and her daughter, Marion Rombauer Becker -- shedding new light on the classic kitchen mainstay and on the history of American cooking. Their character is I have been a Joy of Cooking user and fan for the past 30 years. In Stand Facing the Stove, Anne Mendelson presents a richly detailed biographical portrait of the two remarkable forces behind Joy -- Irma S. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!.

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Stand Facing Stove by Anne Mendelson

st and facing the stove mendelson anne

Rombauer, a recent widow, took her life savings and self-published a cookbook that she hoped might support her family. Featuring an accessible new recipe format and an engaging voice that inspired home cooks, Joy changed the face of American cookbooks. So I was eager and excited to read this book. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Stand Facing the Stove offers an intimate look at the women behind this culinary bible and provides a marvelous portrait of twentieth-century America as seen through the kitchen window.

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Stand facing the stove : the story of the women who gave...

st and facing the stove mendelson anne

Featuring an accessible new recipe format and an engaging voice that inspired home cooks, Joy changed the face of American cookbooks. Thus was born the bestselling Joy of Cooking, and with it, a culinary revolution that continues to this day. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. She is the author of Stand Facing the Stove Holt, 1997; a biography of the authors of The Joy of Cooking , Milk Knopf, 2008; a cookbook and capsule history of fresh dairy products , and Chow Chop Suey Columbia University Press, 2016; a detailed history of Chinese food in the United States. I can tell the author had a great amount of respect for the people she wrote about.

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Stand facing the stove : the story of the women who gave...

st and facing the stove mendelson anne

From United Kingdom to U. I respect the accomplishment of writing and publishing the Joy of Cooking. I think this book could have used a really good editing job to tighten the story and make it more concise and to the point. Stand Facing the Stove offers an intimate look at the women behind this culinary bible and provides a marvelous portrait of twentieth-century America as seen through the kitchen window. Thus was born the bestselling Joy of Cooking, and with it, a culinary revolution that continues to this day. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Stand Facing the Stove offers an intimate look at the women behind this culinary bible and provides a marvelous portrait of twentieth-century America as seen through the kitchen window.

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Stand Facing Stove by Anne Mendelson

st and facing the stove mendelson anne

That made finishing the book feel tedious and uncomfortable. Also interesting is the peek into the internal workings of the publishing industry. Left a widow with a small legacy, Irma Rombauer decided to collect recipes and publish a cook book for women like herself who found themselves at the beginning of the Great Depression with the necessity to cook for their families for the first time in their lives. Rombauer, a recent widow, took her life savings and self-published a cookbook that she hoped might support her family. After her husband's suicide in 1930, Irma collected recipes from family and friends and daringly invested half of her cash in the original 1931 Joy, a vanity publication.

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Stand Facing the Stove: The Story of the Women Who Gave America The Joy of Cooking eBook: Anne Mendelson: blueshirtsunited.com: Kindle Store

st and facing the stove mendelson anne

I think this book could have used a really good editing job to tighten the story and make it more concise and to the point. Their character is acrimonious, Petty, and generally self indulgent. In Stand Facing the Stove, Anne Mendelson presents a richly detailed biographical portrait of the two remarkable forces behind Joy -- Irma S. I really wanted to like this book, since The Joy of Cooking first taught me to cook more than the basics. The crucial factor in this unexpected success was Rombauer's lively voice as an unpretentious amateur. Author Biography Anne Mendelson is a leading authority on the history of American cookbooks.

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