Pecan Or Angel Slices From The Joy Of Cooking

December 19, 2013 11:00 AM
Pecan Or Angel Slices From The Joy Of Cooking

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" 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

Irma Rombauer, author of The Joy of Cooking, was an accomplished home baker. Quite a few of her marvelous creations remain in JOY’s pages, including Pecan or Angel Slices. According to JOY legend, a former editor’s wife baked batch after batch of these bars to send to booksellers, who then promptly ordered copies of JOY for their stores. Whether this is true or not, the message is clear—a heartfelt gift of something rich and sweet can melt many hearts "

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