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Still bringing joy after 80 years
Irma S. Rombauer was in a tight spot as the Great Depression deepened across the nation. Her husband had just killed himself, her children were grown and heading out of the nest. A grim future loomed. The St. Louis housewife fought back the only way she knew how: gathering and self-publishing in 1931 a collection of favorite recipes. She called it "The Joy of Cooking."
October 17, 2012