Washington University in Saint Louis

11/09/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/09/2018 03:05

Who Knew WashU? 11.7.18

Question: Irma Rombauer, who attended Washington University for a time, wrote and published which best-selling cookbook?

Answer: B) After the death of her husband Edgar (a School of Law alumnus), Rombauer sought to create a useful cookbook for women, self-publishing 'Joy of Cooking' in 1931. It included elements we take for granted today, such as full ingredient lists and step-by-step instructions. Julia Child cited it for teaching her to cook.

Congrats to this week's winner, alumna Barbara Kern, who will receive an 'I Knew WashU' luggage tag!