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Beat This! Cookbook : Absolutely Unbeatable Knock-'Em-Dead Recipes for the Very Best Dishes
by Ann Hodgman


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Do you think you have the absolute best recipe for apple pie? Maybe your neighbor claims to make the best meatloaf around. Did your Italian grandmother serve the best spaghetti sauce this side of the Atlantic? Well, unless you or that neighbor or your grandmother is Ann Hodgman, you're wrong

The book that the editor in chief of Vanity Fair called "the funniest, most engaging book about food I've ever come across" has now been revised and updated: more than half the recipes are completely new, and many of the originals have been "oomphed up" to make them even more shamelessly delicious.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Do you think you have the absolute best recipe for apple pie? Maybe your neighbor claims to make the best meatloaf around. Did your Italian grandmother serve the best spaghetti sauce this side of the Atlantic? Well, unless you or that neighbor or your grandmother is Ann Hodgman, you're wrong

The book that the editor in chief of Vanity Fair called "the funniest, most engaging book about food I've ever come across" has now been revised and updated: more than half the recipes are completely new, and many of the originals have been "oomphed up" to make them even more shamelessly delicious.

Beat This Cookbook contains more than a hundred all-time favorites, from Burnt Sugar Ice Cream and White Chocolate Raspberry Pie to Chili-Cheese Casserole and Onion Rings. Each one is guaranteed to make people take a bite, stagger with joy, and beg you for the recipe.


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780547437002
  • ISBN-10: 0547437005
  • Publisher: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publish Date: March 2011
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 7.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 pounds


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Books > Cooking > Regional & Ethnic - American - General

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-02-21
  • Reviewer: Staff

In this revised and updated edition of Ann Hodgman's 1993 book, there are fewer breads and cakes, and more main dishes, vegetables, and sides. Recipes are arranged in alphabetical order rather than in categories, making this book better for browsing than for looking up a particular dish (although there is a traditional index). The premise, that the recipes are the best of their type ("there's just no point in trying any other recipes for these foods but these," Hodgman asserts), at first seems a bit haughty and also doubtful. But Hodgman admits that these matters are subjective ("doesn't every cookbook author think her recipes are the best?"), and the book emerges as a truly personal collection of tried-and-true formulas for classics like brownies, apple pie, roast chicken, beef stew, artichoke dip, and mashed potatoes. There is, in a sense, something very enticing about trying these recipes; anticipation is high as one thinks, "Will this really be the meatloaf recipe I've been waiting for all my life?" In the case of the banana bread, for example, it just might be. So if you've been looking for that perfect pot roast or carrot cake but haven't quite found it, or if you need a dish you can count on to serve to a crowd, give Hodgman's recipes a whirl. (Mar.)

 
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