Beat That! Cookbook

By Ann Hodgman
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Paperback, 9780395971789, 208pp.)

Publication Date: October 1999

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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In BEAT THIS!, Hodgman taunted readers: "Are your recipes better than mine? I can't believe it. But if you think your potato salad will make me lie down and dry with shame, send in the recipe." Now Hodgeman presents the winners - including a potato salad that did beat hers. Chockablock with Hodgman's witticisms and pronouncements, this book will have readers laughing aloud as they turn out unbeatable dishes.

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 That! Cookbook

"Delicious recipes . . . spiffed up and presented in an easy format and with witty comments." The San Francisco Chronicle

"[Hodgman’s] brash attitude and obvious skill are a winning combination." The Miami Herald

"Ann Hodgman is that rarest of creatures: a humorist and a cookbook author whose recipes really work." Newsday

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