March 2009 Indie Next List
“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
- 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. .