I hope Matt doesn't spare the thread just because people have put recipes in it.
My late ex-grandmother-in-law also called every woman who dated or married one of her sons or grandsons "Trixie". It saved her from trying to remember all their names.
I have 4 editions of the Joy: one from the 40's, one from the 50's; the 75 edition, and this one. The 50's & 75 eds are improvements on the original; they retain most of the best recipes, while updating certain sections and techniques. Not so with the "new" edition! Fewer than half of the original recipes are retained, and whole sections (Canning, Game) have been eliminated. While some of the new recipes are good, and the expanded vegetarian offerings are nice, this is no longer the Joy of Cooking that I've known and loved since I first learned to cook. All in all, disappointing.
MetaFilter no longer has anything to do with filtering the web.
when it devolves into a constant barrage of unfunny jokes its just a waste of time that you will only read once.
This "comedy" isn't what keeps me coming back to MetaFilter.