A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table - Molly Wizenberg

If there’s one thing Molly Wizenberg hates, it’s the “secret recipe.” Recipes, she maintains, are for sharing. With everyone. And the casual, confiding tone of Wizenberg’s food writing makes for a new bright spot in the memoir-with-recipes genre. With intelligence and a contagious enthusiasm for food and its social currency, Wizenberg and her much-loved blog, Orangette, elicit girlish excitement from nearly every smart, youngish woman I know—and lots of other people, too. In short, tidy chapters followed by related recipes, A Homemade Life (Simon & Schuster, $15) relates her experiences in Oklahoma City, France, and Seattle, moving from cultural anthropology graduate school to kitchen island romances. Thanks to the book’s more sober moments, I felt no guilt in savoring the rich, indulgent bits: “winning hearts and minds” chocolate cake, chatty anecdotes about French boyfriends, and a shockingly good cornbread with an extravagant ripple of custard through the middle. You’ll find yourself pausing from reading to preheat the oven.

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ISBN: 9781416551065
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 23rd, 2010