John Becker and Megan Scott are the 4th generation of the Rombauer-Becker family to continue revising the Joy of Cooking, originally self-published in 1931 by Irma Rombauer. John has a background in literature, research, and critical writing; Megan’s background is in French, cheese making, and the pastry arts. For the past several years, John and Megan have been hard at work creating a digital version Joy (now an app for iOS) and are currently planning the next revision of the book, currently in its 8th edition. They maintain Joy’s website, social media presence, and develop recipes. Both are devoted to teaching people how to cook, without dogma or flash-in-the-pan food trends, striking a balance between America’s rich culinary heritage and its ever-expanding tastes. They live in Portland, OR, with their gigantic orange tabby Loki.