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ISBN13: 9780446545921
ISBN10: 0446545929
Condition: Standard
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"There are two kinds of people in this world: the ones who don't cook out of and have NEVER cooked out of The I Hate to Cook Book, and the other kind... The I HATE TO COOK people consist mainly of those who find other things more interesting and less fattening, and so they do it as seldom as possible. Today there is an Annual Culinary Olympics, with hundreds of cooks from many countries ardently competing. But we who hate to cook have had our own Olympics for years, seeing who can get out of the kitchen the fastest and stay out the longest." —Peg Bracken

Philosopher's Chowder. Skinny Meatloaf. Fat Man's Shrimp. Immediate Fudge Cake. These are just a few of the beloved recipes from Peg Bracken's classic I Hate to Cook Book. Written in a time when women were expected to have full, delicious meals on the table for their families every night, Peg Bracken offered women who didn't revel in this obligation an alternative: quick, simple meals that took minimal effort but would still satisfy.

50 years later, times have certainly changed — but the appeal of The I Hate to Cook Book hasn't.

This book is for everyone, men and women alike, who wants to get from cooking hour to cocktail hour in as little time as possible.

Review:

"While much has changed since 1960, many people still hate to cook. This revised edition remains as delightful as ever, with its simplicity, easy-to-follow recipes, and whimsical illustrations. Fans of the original will enjoy the foreword by Bracken's daughter, Johanna Bracken. Small changes have been made — e.g., Sole Survivor, a baked fish dish, allows cooks to substitute celery soup for cans of cream sauce and to use fresh or frozen shrimp. Menus, an equivalents chart, and a list of substitutes are included. The original sold three million copies; this updated classic is highly recommended." Library Journal

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"Who says there isn't still an appetite for Hootenholler Whisky Cake?...Fifty years after the original publication of The I Hate to Cook Book, it has been updated, revised and re-released....The 184-recipe book, by Peg Bracken, was written with a premise that was then considered heretical: cooking is not joyful, and it should be done as quickly as possible, preferably with ingredients readily available in the cupboard....Tweaks to the recipes were made by Johanna Bracken, Ms. Bracken's daughter, who took out outdated ingredients (like cream of shrimp soup) but left her mother's words mostly intact." The New York Times

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Written in a time when women were expected to have full, delicious meals on the table for their families every night, Peg Bracken offered women who didn't revel in this obligation an alternative: quick, simple meals that took minimal effort but would still satisfy.

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Anne Peck, March 4, 2014 (view all comments by Anne Peck)
this book was originally written in the late 50's or early 60's for those housewives who just didn't enjoy their given role. It is funny with lots of great receipies. I know several by heart and cook them all the time. My mother was a great believer in this cook book. It is perfect for the challenged chef as well as the gourmet. I highly recommend it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446545921
Subtitle:
50th Anniversary Edition
Author:
Bracken, Peg
Illustrator:
Knight, Hilary
Foreword by:
Bracken, Johanna
Foreword:
Bracken, Johanna
Author:
Bracken, Johanna
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
General
Subject:
Entertaining - General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Cooking
Subject:
Methods - Quick & Easy
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Quick and Easy
Subject:
Entertaining
Subject:
Cooking; Cooks; Cookbooks; Food; Recipes; Gastronomy
Edition Description:
Updated, Revise
Publication Date:
20100726
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.75 x 1 in 0.78 lb

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Product details 224 pages Grand Central Publishing - English 9780446545921 Reviews:
"Review" by , "While much has changed since 1960, many people still hate to cook. This revised edition remains as delightful as ever, with its simplicity, easy-to-follow recipes, and whimsical illustrations. Fans of the original will enjoy the foreword by Bracken's daughter, Johanna Bracken. Small changes have been made — e.g., Sole Survivor, a baked fish dish, allows cooks to substitute celery soup for cans of cream sauce and to use fresh or frozen shrimp. Menus, an equivalents chart, and a list of substitutes are included. The original sold three million copies; this updated classic is highly recommended."
"Review" by , "Who says there isn't still an appetite for Hootenholler Whisky Cake?...Fifty years after the original publication of The I Hate to Cook Book, it has been updated, revised and re-released....The 184-recipe book, by Peg Bracken, was written with a premise that was then considered heretical: cooking is not joyful, and it should be done as quickly as possible, preferably with ingredients readily available in the cupboard....Tweaks to the recipes were made by Johanna Bracken, Ms. Bracken's daughter, who took out outdated ingredients (like cream of shrimp soup) but left her mother's words mostly intact."
"Synopsis" by , Written in a time when women were expected to have full, delicious meals on the table for their families every night, Peg Bracken offered women who didn't revel in this obligation an alternative: quick, simple meals that took minimal effort but would still satisfy.
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