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Irma S. Rombauer

  • The soufflé is considered the prima donna of the culinary world. The timbale is her more even-tempered relative. On closer acquaintance, both become quite tractable and are great glamorizers for leftover foods.

  • 'Correct the seasoning' — how that time-tested direction stimulates the born cook!

  • Nothing stimulates the practiced cook's imagination like an egg.

  • Dried peas and beans, being rather on the dull side, much like dull people respond readily to the right contacts.

  • 'May your rice never burn,' is the New Year's greeting of the Chinese. 'May it never be gummy,' is ours.

Irma S. Rombauer, U.S. cookbook writer

(1877 - 1962)

Full name: Irma Louise von Starkloff Rombauer.