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Beat That! Cookbook

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Beat That! Cookbook

By Ann Hodgman

Houghton Mifflin, Paperback, 9780395971789, 208pp.

Publication Date: October 7, 1999


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.

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

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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