I’m sure there are plenty of kitchen superstitions to go around, but I may be so bold as to add another: If ‘Joy of Cooking’ is pristine, a worse chef you’ve never seen. If ‘Joy of Cooking’ dirty be, then take ye seconds or thirds, maybe.
Okay, maybe that’s more like a kitchen limerick … or proverb … or whatever you will. The point? I think it may be bad luck to keep your ‘Joy of Cooking’ cookbook on the shelf too long. Read on … (be sure not to miss the sweet note from Allan.)