by Kelly Lawler)
Now you can experience the Joy of Cooking digitally.
The classic cookbook is being released as an app for iPad for the first time, publisher Scribner says. The app will feature the cookbook in its entirety plus a wealth of app-only features including a search function, smart shopping lists and recipe steps that are spoken aloud and voice-controlled by the user. It even has a red ribbon bookmark built in.
The Joy of Cooking was first published in 1931 and is listed by the Library of Congress as "one of the 88 books that helped shape America."
The great-grandson of Joy author Irma Rombauer, John Becker, and his wife, Megan Scott, assisted in the app's creation. It is now available in the Apple App store for $9.99.
The Joy of Cooking has been updated over the years, including a 75th Anniversary Edition in 2006.