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all quotes by Peg Bracken (6)

"This book is for those of us who want to fold our dishwater hands around a dry Martini instead of a wet flounder, come the end of the day."

book I The I Hate to Cook Book | 1960

"A good recipe travels as far, and fast, as a good joke."

book I The I Hate to Cook Book | 1960

"When I finally gathered, invented, stole, simplified, borrowed, and found a publisher for a clutch of reasonably foolproof recipes..., I learned I had friends I hadn't known about—more proof that a mutual dislike can be quite as sound a basis for friendship as a mutual devotion."

I Didn't Come Here to Argue | 1969

"Even small quotations can be valuable, like raisins in the rice pudding, for adding iron as well as eye appeal."

I Didn't Come Here to Argue | 1969

"What most of us are after, when we have a picture taken, is a good natural-looking picture that doesn't resemble us."

I Hate to Housekeep Book | october 1977

"Six male editors turned it [the cookbook proposal] down because they said that women regarded cooking as rather sacred."

NPR | january 1999
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