A Homemade Life

Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table

By Molly Wizenberg
(Simon & Schuster, Paperback, 9781416551065, 352pp.)

Publication Date: March 23, 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the April 2009 Indie Notables
“Molly Wizenberg is a food writer with a monthly column in Bon Appetit and the popular blog Orangette, and A Homemade Life -- a biography told in recipes -- is drawn from her blog. Told in an extremely personalble and personal voice -- and including everything from her father's french toast and a recipe for Tarte Tatin in which the memory of a young heartbreak in Paris is a silent but important ingredient -- A Homemade Life reads very much like a chat at the table over coffee with your best friend.”
-- Jackie Blem, Tattered Cover Bookstore, Denver, CO


Description

• An irresistible story of cooking that goes beyond the kitchen: Molly Wizenberg shares stories of an everyday life and a way of eating that is inspiring, playful, and mindful. From her father’s French toast to her husband Brandon’s pickles to her chocolate wedding cakes, A Homemade Life is a story about the lessons we can learn in the kitchen: who we are, who we love, and who we want to be..

• Delicious homemade food: The fifty recipes that accompany Molly’s writing are an integral part of her story; she connects food to the people who cook and eat it. Full of fresh flavors, these dishes invite novices and experienced cooks alike into the kitchen. .

• An established following: The hardcover of A Homemade Life reached the New York Times extended list, and Molly read before standing-room only crowds at bookstores across the country. Wizenberg’s blog, Orangette, was named the #1 food blog in the world by the London Times and boasts more than 9,500 hits per day. .




About the Author

Molly Wizenberg is a freelance food writer and the creator of the award-winning blog Orangette. She is a regular contributor to Bon Appétit, and her writing has been featured on NPR.org and PBS.org and has been praised in The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, and The Seattle Times. Wizenberg has degrees in human biology, French, and cultural anthropology, but in 2005, she left the world of academia to write full-time.

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