Thursday, June 24, 2010

New (Old) Cookbook: The I Hate to Cook Book 50th Anniversary Edition

The 50th Anniversary edition of THE I HATE TO COOK BOOK, written by Peg Bracken, will be published on July 26, 2010.

The book has a terrific cover with retro graphic art. I'm not sure I can relate to the title, however...

I have to admit I've never heard of this book, although it's been around for so many years. Is anyone else familiar with it?

I found a New York Times obituary for the author, who passed away in 2007.

9 Comments:

Blogger Tom said...

Never heard of it either.

4:44 AM  
Blogger Raquelle said...

I've never heard of it either?! I'm curious about it because my beau, who hates to cook, has expressed interest in learning a few basics so he can help me out in the kitchen. He hates the recipes in "A Man a Can and a Plan" http://www.amazon.com/Man-Can-Plan-Great-Meals/dp/B000RK718W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1277471859&sr=1-1 . I have an old copy of Help! My Apartment Has a Kitchen but I can't find it! http://www.amazon.com/Help-Apartment-Has-Kitchen-Cookbook/dp/0618711759/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1277471880&sr=1-1

6:18 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thanks to both of you for the feedback. If you and Carlos try it out, be sure to let me know, Raquelle!

Best wishes,
Laura

9:21 AM  
Blogger SimpleGifts said...

I remember this wonderfully irreverent cookbook! I was surprised to learn it was illustrated by Hilary Knight -- as a child, I always loved her drawings in two of my favorite book series: Eloise and Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle. I just "Googled" Hilary Knight because I was curious to know more about her and imagine my surprise to learn she's a he!

12:43 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I hadn't realized that the cookbook was illustrated by Hilary Knight, how interesting! We have many Knight-illustrated books on our shelves. :)

Best wishes,
Laura

1:47 PM  
Blogger la peregrina said...

50 years? Oh, my, I am old. I remember this book and I think I read it but I do not remember if my mother owned a copy.

5:20 PM  
Blogger UGN said...

Mrs. UNG here. My mom had this book - it has the best chocolate cake recipe using vinegar and no eggs. Of course, that's what I would remember.

10:49 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

That's so fun, Mrs. UNG! Love that. :)

Best wishes,
Laura

11:09 PM  
Blogger panavia999 said...

My mother loved Bracken's "I Hate to Housekeep" book. Lots of practical advice which she passed along to me.

1:58 PM  

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