View Full Version : Rachael Ray "30 Minute Meals 2" - The Great Cover Mix-up!!!

Lynn B
02-03-2004, 03:42 PM
I just ordered (and received) the Rachael Ray "30 Minute Meals 2" cookbook. Well... the cover is different than pictured...


On MY book, she is wearing a white or light blue V-neck sweater, has a beaded necklace on, and she is holding her knife and several red tomatoes.

Are there TWO books with the same name? If anyone has the one pictured above, could they please tell me how many pages it has? (Mine has 243 pages, not counting the index). Is the first recipe "Thick Cut O-Rings and Spicy Dipping Sauce" and the last one "Spicy Greens w/ Warm Balsamic Dressing"? My ISBN # is 1-891105-10-8.

Are these the same books with different covers? VERY confused over here!!! :confused:



02-03-2004, 03:52 PM
I have this cookbook and it has the same cover (and recipes in that order) that yours does, and I've had mine for at least a year.

02-03-2004, 04:13 PM
That's the same as mine, which I got this past fall. It has the green and red letters and a green binding.

02-03-2004, 04:17 PM
Lynn - I have the same cookbook as you do (and Sue) - same cover, number of pages, etc... Not sure why it's different on the site? I got mine from B & N two months ago.

02-03-2004, 04:21 PM
Odd, I've never seen the cover you posted.
Sort of OT, but doesn't the cover with the tomatoes strike you a little odd? She's holding down an entire cluster of tomatoes on the vine, with her knife like she's about to start chopping away.

02-03-2004, 04:30 PM
OK, how bored am I?? Thanks to this thread, I just spent the last 10 minutes surfing around looking for the different covers! :rolleyes:

02-03-2004, 04:34 PM
Looked at that link, and I've never seen that one before -- I wonder if they did a mock up and then decided to print with a different cover with more lively color (the other one doesn't look as interesting -- too dark), or if they did a first printing in Canada or something -- a test run?

02-03-2004, 06:23 PM
Mine looks like your's as well Lynn. Very curious!!


Lynn B
02-03-2004, 06:31 PM
Thanks everyone for your replies! At least I feel better knowing I didn't get some bottom-of-the-barrell, misfit book! ;)

But... look at this... from Half.com...


The "OTHER" cover here, too!

STILL curious! :confused: :confused: :confused:

Wonder what's up?!


Lynn B
02-03-2004, 06:32 PM
And on eBay...


This is W-E-I-R-D!!!!!


02-04-2004, 10:02 AM
I think the weird cover is the original - i think the one with her wearing the white shirt (which is what i have) is a reprint. You know how her other 30 minute meal books were done before she had her show, and how 30 min meals 2 is recipes from her show? i think after she got her show, they just did a reprint with the white shirt. Did any of what I said make sense? It makes sense in my head, I swear! It comes down to, I think the white shirt cover is a reprint.