Irma S. Rombauer

Irma S. Rombauer was an American cookbook author, best known for her book 'The Joy of Cooking'. First published in 1931, it became one of the United States' most published cookbooks, with numerous editions that have been updated to reflect changing tastes and food practices. Rombauer self-published the first edition but it was later picked up by a commercial printing house. Her book has been influential in teaching Americans how to cook and is considered a staple in many kitchens.


This list of books are ONLY the books that have been ranked on the lists that are aggregated on this site. This is not a comprehensive list of all books by this author.

  1. 1. The Joy of Cooking

    This book is a comprehensive guide to home cooking, providing readers with a wide range of recipes, techniques, and advice for all kinds of dishes. It covers everything from appetizers to desserts, with clear instructions and illustrations to make the process easy and enjoyable. The book also includes helpful tips on meal planning, food safety, and nutrition, making it a valuable resource for both beginners and experienced cooks.