A Homemade Life: A Memoir/Cookbook Sure to Leave You Wanting More

For the perfect combination of delicious recipes and beautiful stories, there's no beating Molly Wizenberg's new book, A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table.

If you love food and captivating writing (and who doesn’t?), you’re bound to be a fan of Orangette, the food blog by Molly Wizenberg that mixes decadent recipes, sumptuous photographs, and poetic prose together into an intoxicating concoction that’s bound to please the brain and the belly alike. If you haven’t stopped by yet, you owe yourself: take a look at this Gâteau au chocolat fondant de Nathalie and just see if you can stop yourself from drooling.

Sadly, it seems that Wizenberg has put the blog on a brief hiatus—but in the meantime, there’s something even better to browse: her new cookbook-cum-memoir, A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table. In Wisenberg’s ever-lovely prose, the book shares tales of her adventures growing up in Oklahoma with a food-loving family; her romantic adventures and heartbreak in Paris; and the whimsical story of how she came to meet her husband, a fellow gourmand. These short autobiographical vignettes are interspersed with recipes at the tail-end of every chapter, and you’ll find it tough to decide whether you want to take a break from the book to bake up one of her delicious treats every few pages, or if you’d simply like to devour the entire book in one greedy gulp.

A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table is available from Amazon. Don’t read it hungry.

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