A Homemade Life

A Homemade Life

Stories and Recipes From My Kitchen Table

Book - 2009
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Author of the internationally famous blog, Orangette, Molly Wizenberg recounts a life with the kitchen at its center. From her mother's pound cake, a staple of summer picnics during her childhood in Oklahoma, to the eggs she cooked for her father during the weeks before his death, food and memories are intimately entwined.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2009.
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
ISBN: 9781416551058
Branch Call Number: BIO WIZENBER M. Wizenber 03/2009
Characteristics: vii, 320 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.


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Any leftover bread I have lying around now becomes pain au chocolat thanks to A Homemade Life. Wizenberg's book of essays gives me that homey feel. Even if I don't want to make the recipes, I can immerse myself in her essays about delicious things to eat and feel deeply comforted and happy.

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JCLSarahA Jun 13, 2013


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VaughanPLRachelP Jan 19, 2017

When Molly writes about food, you believe her. Her recipes are amazing, but even better is the way she intertwines her life story with various foods from her childhood, or that have made an impact on her. It'll inspire you to think more about what you eat and why you're eating it, at least for a little bit.

Feb 24, 2015

This was a quick, easy, and satisfying read. Molly W. is a lovely writer and I enjoyed the seamless intertwining of life + recipes. I need to go out and buy this book now, for the recipes!!

May 06, 2014

A really enjoyable book but the recipes get lazier towards the end with several salad recipes.

Jan 02, 2013

This book starts out strong and I really like the author's voice. I found it got a bit weaker later on after she meets her partner and starts gushing about what "we" like.
The recipes look interesting though I haven't tried any yet.
I'm still not sure about the "blogs to books" phenomenon - I have yet to read one that has knocked my socks off.

Aug 29, 2012

She's fun, self-deprecating and a really great cook! So the recipes are interesting and easily do-able. She discusses her family, friends and career and comes across as someone you'd really enjoy having as a friend.

Aug 15, 2012

Winzenberg connects food with moments in her life. It's a tasty read. I made the tuna bouchons and think they are probably most glorious, delicious and amazing things I've ever made in my life. AND they were so simple to make.

Jun 05, 2012

Absolutely delightful. I was a fan of her blog before I read her book, and it didn't disappoint. Also not disappointing: the winning hearts & minds cake, the french-style yogurt cake with lemon, the chana masala, the banana bread....Ok, just get the book. And lay some butter out.

Jul 08, 2011

I made the tuna buchons, banana bread with chocolate and ginger, potato salad, and french toast. They were all pretty delicious. The best was the french toast and the tuna buchons.

Jun 04, 2011

This was a sweet set of stories about the author's life and how food and cooking was woven through it. I especially liked that many of the recipes were for homey, very un-trendy dishes, just like we all grew up eating.

The central thread is the story of her father and his influence on her life and culinary sensibilities, and then his heartbreaking demise. Very moving.

I will definitely try some of the recipes as I hear they are pretty tasty.

May 22, 2011

Great recipes and the story is a bonus. Local girl made good through a love of food.

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