Stand Facing the Stove recounts the astonishing success story of The Joy of Cooking, which was published as an obscure vanity book at the author's own expense in 1931 and survived to become a national institution. Stand Facing the Stove is a moving portrayal of a mother and daughter--Irma Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker--who managed to complement each other's strengths to create a cookbook that occupies a unique place in American cooking. 8 pp photos.

Stand Facing the Stove 1996, Henry Holt & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780805029048