An evening to celebrate, honor and reminisce 90 years of the beloved cookbook which has meant so much to so many over the years with a plated five-course dinner and full cocktail bar.
Nearly 90 years and 20 million copies later, Irma S. Rombauer’s self-published Joy of Cooking is a kitchen staple for generations of home cooks and professional chefs.
To celebrate, the 12th edition of the iconic cookbook will be released after undergoing a thorough revision and expansion by Irma’s great-grandson, John Becker, and his wife, Megan Scott. They developed more than six hundred new recipes for this edition, tested and tweaked thousands of classic recipes, and updated every section of every chapter to reflect the latest ingredients and techniques available to today’s home cooks.
We are overjoyed to have John and Megan come to Zingerman’s as a part of their book release tour!
Their visit culminates with a plated five-course dinner prepared by John and Megan alongside Zingerman’s Deli chef, Rodger Bowser. He designed the menu around his personal favorites from his childhood edition and recipes from the brand new edition. Menu to follow.
*Pre-order your signed copy of Joy of Cooking with the event ticket for a discount. Books will also be available for purchase at the event. Doors open at 6:00pm, Dinner served at 6:30pm.
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Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Khachapuri
Kale & Lentil Salad
Crispy Fried Tongue
Kimchi Macaroni and Cheese
Joy of Cooking Pot Roast
*Subject to change