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A New Joy.....

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by Ethan Becker, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. Ethan Becker

    Ethan Becker Moderator Moderator

    Sep 1, 1999
    Today is publication day for the New Joy Of Cooking....

    When my Grandmother, who was a very smart and forward thinking woman, wrote the first “Joy” in 1931 I very much doubt that she could foresee that what my Mother referred to as a “little acorn” would grow into a mighty oak and in various editions sell some 20 million copies and be carried forward by her daughter, grandson and great grandson and his wife.

    My son John and his wife Megan have done an absolutely wonderful job on this latest edition.It is, I think, the most comprehensive book on cooking and the culinary arts currently in print.

    John and Megan have managed quite successfully to recreate the helpful, easygoing approach to the tasks at hand that were the hallmark of my grandmothers style....

    Bladite. Has embedded their stint on CBS Sunday Morning in the thread below.... Drop by and get acquainted with them... I think they are pretty special!

    if you like what you see remember the non knife people on your Christmas list who might like or profit from a bit of sage cooking advice....

    As a very proud dad I must share that it hit #6 on Amazon....

    it is a damn fine Book!

  2. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Congrats! :)
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  3. GSO1962


    Nov 16, 2013
    Congrats to the whole family!
  4. Mike Pierson

    Mike Pierson Freedom is not Free Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2017
    Congratulations Sir!
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  5. OnceBitten

    OnceBitten Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2011
    Definitely something to be proud of.

    Well done.

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  6. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    Let’s make it #1 on Amazon:thumbsup:
  7. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    Awesome stuff Uncle E. The wife and I watched the video Bladite posted last evening. Good stuff. If you looked at my November Vacation thread, the wife used the cook book for one of the meals we had. It was very tasty, and we can't wait to make it again.
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  8. Bladite

    Bladite ǝɹnsıǝן ɟo uɐɯǝןʇuǝb Moderator

    Feb 28, 2003
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  9. Bladite

    Bladite ǝɹnsıǝן ɟo uɐɯǝןʇuǝb Moderator

    Feb 28, 2003
  10. Xr6x

    Xr6x Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    Wow! That's Awesome and Congrats to all the Beckers :thumbsup::thumbsup: I'am going to have to get one for sure !
    I'am Looking forward to larger edition too, this one i have is a little small :D
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2019
  11. Wapiti


    Sep 25, 1999
    Wow, congratulations to you, and your kids!
    A great tome.

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  12. popedandy


    Dec 8, 2006
    I have a previous edition. I really like it.

    And here is an anecdote that might bring a smile to your face: I was on a business trip to Tirana, Albania back around 2000 or 2001. Our group was staying in a small, family-owned and operated hotel. The two young ladies who ran the front desk wanted to get a hold of an American cookbook. One of my colleagues had a copy of The Joy of Cooking that he gave them. Their English was limited and we didn't know any Albanian, but we had a lot of fun working with them to translate a few recipes into Albanian so they could try them out. I imagine the book still has pride of place in a now 40 year old Albanian woman's kitchen.
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  13. gotgoat

    gotgoat Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2016
    I've got Mom's '46 edition
    I ordered 2 new editions for us
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  14. gmoneyluv

    gmoneyluv Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2012
    We've currently got a copy that Christine's mom used to use. Might be time to get a new edition!
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  15. Ethan Becker

    Ethan Becker Moderator Moderator

    Sep 1, 1999
    Hey popedandy....

    Love that story... Thank you!....
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  16. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    Added to wish list!
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  17. DerekH

    DerekH Handsome According to my Mother Moderator

    Nov 18, 2010
    Congrats Boss!
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  18. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    that's great congrats !!! ... and it looks like I will have a new read ... thanks !
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  19. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    Quite a legacy. You should be proud! Congrats!
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  20. azwelke

    azwelke azwelke.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 12, 2007
    Congratulations Ethan!!!
    Is there a link to the new edition?

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