I Hate To Cook Book (updated and revised edition) by Peg Bracken, forward by Jo Bracken
Genre: Cooking for the cooking-haters
Published: July 26th 2010 by Grand Central Publishing (first published 1960)
The I Hate to Cook Book starts off like this:
Some women, it is said, love to cook.
This book is not for them.
Basically, this book is for me.
The I Hate To Cook Book has tons of great recipes sorted in to simplistic chapters, each focusing on another important aspect of the chore of cooking: how to use leftovers, soups, salads, fancy meals for guests, last minute meals, cooking tips etc.
I loved the recipes in this book, and I actually (almost) want to get into a kitchen and try some of them out (usually I hand cookbooks to my mom and say “here, make this pretty please!!”). This one will stay on my shelf for… well in all honesty, I don’t ever intend to part with it. I mean, if the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, I’d better learn how to make something edible, right?
The only reason I don’t give it five stars… there aren’t any pictures. And I really need pictures… because I can’t cook. Still, the recipes are easy enough that I’d probably survive just fine. As well as any man I might attempt to feed.
I recommend The I Hate To Cook Book for anyone who… well, hates to cook but is stuck with the job.