Tuesday, August 03, 2010 Posted by One 2 Try
Consider the time of the original release, 1960. That first edition of Peg's adorable well loved book has since become a collector's item. You can find copies selling for quite a penny on eBay. If you are lucky enough to find one at a thrift shop or a yard sale, snatch it up! I have an original copy of the first release. It is one of my favorite collectible cookbooks. I love the simple recipes and the very cute illustrations. I really think the cook in the drawings is sulking! The I Hate To Cook Book quickly became a staple in a learning kitchen because of the tips, the 180 quick and easy recipes, and helpful advice for kitchen situations. The recipes are amazing and Peg Bracken wrote with a lot of humor.
Bring us to today - it is the 50th Anniversary of the original release of The I Hate To Cook Book. Since the original release, over 3 million copies have been sold in various printings throughout the years. Quite a feat for a simple easy to follow cookbook. Now a whole new generation of cooks are discovering the fun and easy cooking filled with the delightful humor of Peg Bracken. This revised and update version introduces us again to the tasty recipes devised to get us out of the kitchen quickly. Peg always understood we rather be doing something else than cook! I love how The I Hate To Cook Book has been updated for the items in our shelves today. I thoroughly enjoyed the very touching forward from none other than Peg's daughter - Jo.
The recipes inside, are to this day, simple cooking and good eating. The chapters include:
30 Day by day Entrees
Luncheon for the Girls
Last Minute Suppers
and many more!
You can order the new release of The I Hate to Cook Book from Amazon or check with your local book seller. For an original 1960 copy, it is a treasure to find.
The I Hate To Cook Book by Peg Bracken.
Here is your chance to win! Courtesy of Hachette Book Group - TWO lucky readers will each win a copy of The I Hate To Cook Book - 50th Anniversary Edition. Thank you very much Hachette!
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--Tell me in a comment a simple meal you throw together when you "Hate to Cook".
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Disclosure: I received a gratis sample for this review. No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. The opinions above are my own. Others experience may vary.