Kitchen Basics: Know Your Oven From The Joy Kitchen

December 19, 2013 11:00 AM
Kitchen Basics: Know Your Oven From The Joy Kitchen

" Photo Credit: Simon & Schuster

" By Megan Scott

" Irma Rombauer first published The Joy of Cooking in 1931 with her daughter, Marion Rombauer Becker, who updated each subsequent edition until 1975. Marion’s son, Ethan Becker, returned the book to the family’s voice, revising the 1997 edition for the 2006 75Th Anniversary Edition. That new classic features 4,500 recipes, hundreds of pages of reference material, 26 graphs and charts, and 238 illustrations, and has been a trusted kitchen companion for nearly a decade. Ethan’s son, John Becker, and his wife, Megan Scott, joined the family business in 2011 and have been integral in bringing this iconic American brand into the digital age. Today, Megan and John blog about food and cooking at

The Joy of Cooking is one of the bestselling cookbooks of all time. The Joy Kitchen chefs offer a simple test on getting to know your oven so you can learn where to best place your casseroles or baking pans—and try to prevent any cooking mishaps along the way!

Perhaps one of the trickier aspects of moving into a new kitchen is getting your bearings "

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