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University City in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Irma Rombauer

Born October 30, 1877

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. Irma Rombauer Marker
Inscription.  Already known as one of the city's most charming hostesses, St. Louis native Irma Rombauer risked her own funds to publish "The Joy of Cooking" in 1931. As the Depression forced more American families to cook for themselves, Rombauer's wit and common sense made the chore more pleasurable, and her engaging tone put amateurs at ease, with the 1943 edition, it became the nation's most popular cookbook; later revisions, including those by her heirs, continue to meet changing tastes. Comprehensible, comprehensive and fun, Irma Rombauer's "The Joy of Cooking" became a fixture in America's kitchen.
 
Erected 1998 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.362′ N, 90° 18.415′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard west of Leland Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6636 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Guggenheim (here, next to
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this marker); Kevin Kline (a few steps from this marker); Dick Weber (a few steps from this marker); Red Schoendienst (a few steps from this marker); James B. Eads (a few steps from this marker); Dizzy Dean (a few steps from this marker); Branch Rickey (within shouting distance of this marker); Tom Eagleton (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 29 times since then and 13 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 11, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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