Wednesday, April 1, 2009

From Blog to Book

I finished "A Homemade Life" by Molly Wizenberg over the weekend. Molly is a well-known blogger - her blog, Orangette, is quite popular and has receive accolades from publications such as The New York Times and Chicago Tribune. I stumbled upon it a few months ago so was excited to see that she was writing a book. The book is basically a collection of essays and short stories. Each recipe has a story and she uses these stories to tell the story of her life. It's a super quick read and is packed with recipes that I plan on trying.

I love Molly's voice - it really shines through in her writing, both in the book and on her blog. Which is probably why her blog attracted the man who is now her husband! It's such an unconventional love story, but a great one.

Oh, and it certainly doesn't hurt that Molly also loves Paris. She traveled there as a child and returned to the City of Lights to compile research for her dissertation. For a Francophile like me, it was wonderful reading about her time in Paris and how it has shaped her relationship with food.

I definitely recommend this book. Hopefully you''ll love Molly and her writing as much as I do!

1 comment:

Amber said...

I'll have to check it out! I've been looking for some new books to read lately:-)