Saturday, June 26, 2010

Book Giveaway-The I Hate to Cook Book by Peg Bracken

"There are two kinds of people in this world: the ones who don't cook out of and have NEVER cooked out of THE I HATE TO COOK BOOK, and the other kind...The I HATE TO COOK people consist mainly of those who find other things more interesting and less fattening, and so they do it as seldom as possible. Today there is an Annual Culinary Olympics, with hundreds of cooks from many countries ardently competing. But we who hate to cook have had our own Olympics for years, seeing who can get out of the kitchen the fastest and stay out the longest." - Peg Bracken

Philosopher's Chowder. Skinny Meatloaf. Fat Man's Shrimp. Immediate Fudge Cake. These are just a few of the beloved recipes from Peg Bracken's classic I HATE TO COOK BOOK. Written in a time when women were expected to have full, delicious meals on the table for their families every night, Peg Bracken offered women who didn't revel in this obligation an alternative: quick, simple meals that took minimal effort but would still satisfy.

50 years later, times have certainly changed - but the appeal of THE I HATE TO COOK BOOK hasn't.

This book is for everyone, men and women alike, who wants to get from cooking hour to cocktail hour in as little time as possible.

I have two copies of this book for giveaway. The contest is open to US and Canada but no PO Box Addresses. Please post a comment below to enter. Winners will be chosen on July 13.


  1. Sounds Neat. ^^


  2. I would love to read and use The I Hate to Cook Book :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  3. I hate to cook. Lol. Thanks for the chance.

  4. After cooking for my family for 40 years, I
    could use some new menus and cooking skills,
    I would love to win this cookbook.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  5. I would love this, I collect cookbooks and it would be great to add to it.

  6. I truly do HATE TO COOK. This is perfect for me.
    Thanks for this giveaway!


  7. I love to cook, and of course would love to check out this book.

  8. I wish I loved to cook, but I don't. But my boys like to eat...
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

  9. please count me in...thanks :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  10. I'd like to enter, please. I do like to cook, but sometimes I just don't have time.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

  11. Would enjoy reading this cookbook & adding it to my collection...sounds like a fun read!!


  12. This has me written all over it. hee hee

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  13. I think this would be great to help me start learning to cook.

  14. Sounds like a helpful book. Thanks for the chance.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  15. This unique cookbook would be an asset. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  16. What a neat sounding book, I'd love a chance to read & some great new recipes to try=)
    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

  17. Sounds like my kind of book - thank you for the chance!
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com