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Sunday, 28 March 2010

A Homemade Life

Just wanted to introduce you to this delicious foodie/love-of-things-homemade book 'A Homemade Life', as author Molly Wizenberg has just announced a new book tour of the US. As I am not planning to be in the US in April I sadly can’t go to any of them, so I thought I’d tell you about it instead, so maybe you could pop along and indulge for me! The dates are on her award-winning blog Orangette, along with lots of tasty recipes and ponderings about food and life.

Following the death of her father, Molly took herself away to Paris, a city that ‘held vivid memories of a childhood trip with her father, of early morning walks on the cobbled streets of the Latin Quarter and the taste of her first pain au chocolat’. There she discovered that her heart was in the kitchen, and she goes on to tell a tale of cooking, eating, reading and love (with recipes!).

It’s funny, reflective, inspiring, and you can almost taste the vanilla bean buttermilk cake.  Yum

Other book recommendations for this week:
ART: manolo blahnik drawings - a collection of sketches of some of the world's most gorgeous shoes
ADVENTURE: eat, pray, love by Elizabeth Gilbert - 'one woman's search for everything'
STORY: The Open Hand by Chris Cleave - on the back cover it says 'We don't want to tell you what happens in this book.  It's a truly special story and we don't want to spoil it'. I won't spoil it either, just say that it is stunning and shocking, sad and uplifting in equal measure


  1. Oh this book looks amazing. SO does eat, pray, love! On my way to go check into these.

  2. thanks for this recommendation, Beth! my boyfriend loves to cook so it may be a gift this holiday =-)

  3. Thanks so much for your kind words, Beth! I wish my tour were going to bring me to the UK. I would love that. Someday, I hope...

  4. vanilla bean buttermilk cake? seriously?
    i was going to start out my week eating well, but if i go get this book, that cake will be sitting on my table by dinner.
    i LOVE books like this and hadn.t heard of her, so i am off to go peek at her blog.
    maybe she.ll come to phoenix and i can go hear her FOR you.
    i.ll take good notes.
    loves to you dear friend.
    (ps what have you created lately?)


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