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Interesting Obit-Peg Bracken, 1918-2007

optimal forager | Dec 29, 200705:49 PM

I had never heard of this author or of her iconic "The I Hate to Cook Book" (1960), but she sounds like my kind of lady. My favorite quote: "It would never sell, they told her, because 'women regard cooking as sacred'". The article says it wasn't about her hating to cook, but that, at the time, it was many women's job to come up with 3 meals a day, 7 days a week, with no help or takeout available, and she had the nerve to say it wasn't always fun.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/30/mag...

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