A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table – Molly Wizenberg: Orangette is my favourite food blog. I have always loved Molly’s writing and delicate, clean photos and, most importantly, her recipes are consistently killer. Her braised brussel sprouts are a standard in my winter dinner meals, and I’ve made her lemon yogurt cake countless times. I was excited when I found out she got a book deal, and bought the book almost immediately after it was released. As I thumbed through it in the bookstore, a girl approached, leaned forward and pulled another copy off the shelf. “We have the same book,” I said, pointing to mine. We laughed and talked about the blog. “She’s just lovely,” the girl said. The book has a format similar to the Orangette blog – a story followed by a recipe – but, unlike other books I’ve read by bloggers, it doesn’t have that annoying “bloggy” feel. It’s more cohesive than that. She writes a lot about her family, especially her father, who died of cancer when she was in her mid-twenties. She also writes a lot about her husband, who she met through her blog. Some people have been throwing around the MFK Fisher comparison, and she is entirely deserving of it. So yes, like the girl in the bookstore said, Molly is lovely, and so is the book.

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