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Favorite Recipes from The Joy of Cooking?

I'm sure many of you have heard of this book, some of you may even own it, having purchased it yourself or inherited it from a family member. Well, soon I will own a copy myself and I must say, I am very excited. My mom owns a copy from the 1970s and I have flipped through it a bunch of times. I absolutely love the way it is written not to mention the sheer number of recipes within the volume itself. When I recently asked her, "Mom, what is your favorite recipe from JoC?" I was rather disappointed when she said that she didn't really use the thing much outside of the occasional baking and cooking recipe.

As a fellow foodie and former food blogger (tried to bake 500 different cupcake recipes [long story]) I had decided to take up blogging again after I move to Boston in September for grad school in which I would chronicle both my experiences in the kitchen as well as my experiences as a budding librarian. However, now I am thinking about doing something different, which brings me to point of this forum.

*To all Serious Eats readers*
What is your favorite recipe(s) from the Joy Cooking (can be from any edition)?

Originally, I was just going to pick recipes at random from the JoC and other cookbooks but now I am thinking of taking this project another direction. The book is over seventy-five years old, which is a pretty long time for a cookbook! Indeed, my idea is to celebrate this cookbook, and others, by baking and cooking the recipes that have made people smile with delight and rub their bellies with satisfaction.

Looking forward to what everyone has to say,
Jill

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