What are your favorite recipes from The Joy of Cooking cookbook?
Just wondering what recipes you guys like from the book.
References are from 2006 edition and do not begin to represent how helpful the book has been as a basic guide to techinique. They are my personal, can't-be-beat faves:
Country Captain Chicken-p. 434
US Senate Bean Soup-p. 132
Banana Bread Cockaigne-p. 628
Flourless Chocolate Decadence-p. 729
When my husband and I served overseas in Italy, we were limited as to how much we could bring with us from Canada. I took one cook book as I was determined to learn 'autentica' Apullian and Abruzzese recipes while we were there (and I did, as learning to cook from Italian books is a great language starter). I brought "Joy" and this recipe for Caesar Salad which is so NOT Italian, was the delight of all the homesick teens that we taught. I think my husband made it 30 times while we lived in Italy and it never failed to bring a smile to the hungry-for-home US and Canadians diners.
I second the pancakes (I do the buttermilk). I also really love the cream cheese frosting. Super simple and amazing.