Walked to school with Pauline. I got supper for Mother. Had Ham, potatoes, tomatoes, peas and apple pie. Fixed notebook.
|Irma S. Rombauer (30 October 1877 – 14 October 1962)|
In 1931, St. Louis native Irma Rombauer self-published the Joy of Cooking.
The cookbook was illustrated by her daughter, Marion Rombauer Becker, an art teacher
at a local private school. The Rombauers self-published early editions of the book; it was
picked up by a commercial printing house, the Bobbs-Merrill Company, in 1936. Sometimes
called The Joy of Cooking, it is is one of the United States' most-published cookbooks,
and has been in print continuously since 1936 and with more than 18 million copies sold.