"Ann Hodgman's first collection of recipes, 'Beat This!', was as much a challenge as a book. It contained, she said, the best recipes, the only recipes, but she vowed to publish a sequel if enough readers proved her wrong. Enough did. Among the 'Beat That!' entries are 'The Greatest Garlic Bread', 'Mature Macaroni and Cheese', and 'Very Controversial Apple Crisp'. What no one can improve upon is Hodgman's writing; her stuff is tonic to anyone who hates lifestyle kits disguised as cookbooks--as well as to anyone who hates cooking."Hodgman, Ann is the author of 'Beat That! Cookbook' with ISBN 9780395971789 and ISBN 0395971780.