A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg

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In the world of food bloggers, many of us share a favorite. Some of us know her as the Orangette, others know her as Molly Wizenberg. But whatever you like to call her, Molly  is one of the most inspiring food writers I have ever come across and she just came out with her first book! Full of tried and true recipes and meaningful anecdotes, I can already tell that A Homemade Life is not just another recipe book: It’s the story of her life told through her love of food and cooking.

I pre-ordered Molly’s book on Amazon.com. Instead of $25, I only paid $16.50 to receive it right at my doorstep before it hit bookstores!

If you’ve been following Chew on That for awhile, you might recall that I get very excited when my favorite food bloggers release books. When it comes to my favorites, I love to scroll through their Web sites but if I could sit down and cuddle up to a book full of one long post instead, why, I’d choose that any day.

I haven’t had the time to read much of it yet but after a quick skim I know there are certainly recipes in this book I’m going to have to try. From the sound of her Blueberry Raspberry Pound Cake (page 20) and her Fresh Ginger Cake with Caramelized Pears (page 75), I think I’m set with dessert recipes for life. And speaking of life, she even shares her wedding cake recipe (page 312) with us! How nice  is that?

And  Molly isn’t just  versed in dessert either. A Homemade Life has more than its share of healthy recipes like Roasted Eggplant Ratatouille recipe (page 124)  or Ed Fretwell (white bean and cabbage) Soup (page 156) too.

But this book wouldn’t be written by the Orangette if it didn’t swear by some recipes the rest of us might have questioned. In all the time I’ve spent reading the Orangette blog, I’ve been able to tell that Molly has a knack for knowing what’s good and what isn’t. So when she tells you to try Pickled Grapes with Cinnamon and Black Pepper (page 291), well you best try those grapes!

But grapes or not, I’m thrilled to have a brand new copy of Molly’s book sitting on my bookshelf. I’ve followed along anxiously with the progress of this book and I am even more anxious to reap the results!

Congratulations Molly on the release of your first book! To see if Molly will be visiting your area with a book signing event, check out this list. Oh and note to Molly – come to Chicago!

Image above courtesy of Amazon.com.

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  • http://www.browniepointsblog.com mcauliflower

    thanks for the reminder!

    I can hardly believe the waiting list at my library is already 20 people long for Molly’s book!

  • http://foodloveswriting.com Shannalee

    Yay! You’ve got me all excited. I want my copy, which I’ve put off ordering (STUPID!).

  • http://allthingsnice.typepad.com Syrie

    I can’t wait to check it out. You’re so sweet for being so excited!

  • cynthia roamer

    Save you cash. The book is self obsessed and the recipes often don’t work.

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