Beat This! Cookbook

By Ann Hodgman
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Paperback, 9780395971772, 208pp.)

Publication Date: October 1999

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Do people take one bite of your food, moan with delight and beg you for the recipe? Do they exclaim, "Out of this world!" and "Beyond perfect!" when they taste your cooking? When you cook from BEAT THIS!, they will. In a book that has become a classic for its unique combination of irresistible recipes and hilarious prose, Ann Hodgman throws down the gauntlet, with more than 100 recipes that she guarantees to be better than anyone else's. Recipes include: Apple Crisp, Baking Powder Biscuits, Beef Stew, Blueberry Muffins, Caramels, Chicken Salad, Clam Chowder, Deviled Eggs, Fudge, Fried Mushrooms, Gingersnaps, Guacamole, Lemon Squares, Lime Sorbet, Molasses Cookies, Onion Soup, Pesto Torta, Plum Pudding, Potato Salad, Shrimp Salad, Spaghetti Sauce, Sugar Cookies, Tomato Soup, Vinaigrette, White-Chocolate Raspberry Pie, and Whole-Wheat Bread.

About the Author

Along with the original Beat This!, ANN HODGMAN is the author of Beat That! and One Bite Won’t Kill You. She has written more than forty children’s books, including, most recently, How to Die of Embarrassment Every Day. Hodgman has written articles for The New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the New York Times Book Review, the Atlantic Monthly, Food & Wine, Smithsonian, and just about all of the women’s and parenting magazines.

Monday, Aug 3, 2009

According to author Elizabeth Berg, Beat This! is more than just a cookbook — it's a humor book, a self-help book and a kind of bible. More at

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Praise For Beat This! Cookbook

"Delightfully witty . . . Every recipe I've tried has become one of my favorites." - Phyllis Richman The Washington Post

"Surely the funniest book ever written about food - anyone who has been blue lately, or has spent more than five minutes in the kitchen, should buy it." - Corby Kummer

Atlantic Monthly

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