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A Homemade Life

Stories and Recipes From My Kitchen Table
Wizenberg, Molly (Book - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A Homemade Life
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Authors: Wizenberg, Molly
Title: A homemade life
stories and recipes from my kitchen table
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2009
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
Characteristics: vii, 320 p. ;,24 cm
ISBN: 1416551050
9781416551058
Statement of Responsibility: Molly Wizenberg ; illustrations by Camilla Engman
Subject Headings: Cooking Women food writers United States Biography Wizenberg, Molly
Topical Term: Cooking
Women food writers
LCCN: 2008036430
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May 06, 2014
  • swong1000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A really enjoyable book but the recipes get lazier towards the end with several salad recipes.

Jan 02, 2013
  • donkeymitts rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This book starts out strong and I really like the author's voice. I found it got a bit weaker later on after she meets her partner and starts gushing about what "we" like.
The recipes look interesting though I haven't tried any yet.
I'm still not sure about the "blogs to books" phenomenon - I have yet to read one that has knocked my socks off.

Aug 29, 2012
  • ownedbydoxies rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

She's fun, self-deprecating and a really great cook! So the recipes are interesting and easily do-able. She discusses her family, friends and career and comes across as someone you'd really enjoy having as a friend.

Aug 15, 2012
  • cantilcm2008 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Winzenberg connects food with moments in her life. It's a tasty read. I made the tuna bouchons and think they are probably most glorious, delicious and amazing things I've ever made in my life. AND they were so simple to make.

Jun 05, 2012
  • saramac610 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Absolutely delightful. I was a fan of her blog before I read her book, and it didn't disappoint. Also not disappointing: the winning hearts & minds cake, the french-style yogurt cake with lemon, the chana masala, the banana bread....Ok, just get the book. And lay some butter out.

Jul 08, 2011
  • wookiet rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I made the tuna buchons, banana bread with chocolate and ginger, potato salad, and french toast. They were all pretty delicious. The best was the french toast and the tuna buchons.

Jun 04, 2011
  • Jennmro rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I loved this book but had to read it a chapter at a time with lots of time in between because it made me soooo hungry! I made the ginger cake with caramalized pears and I swear I cried while I ate it, it was that good. Looking forward to recreating the other recipes from this book. I highly recommend this book, but read it on a full stomach!

Jun 04, 2011
  • debarino rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was a sweet set of stories about the author's life and how food and cooking was woven through it. I especially liked that many of the recipes were for homey, very un-trendy dishes, just like we all grew up eating.

The central thread is the story of her father and his influence on her life and culinary sensibilities, and then his heartbreaking demise. Very moving.

I will definitely try some of the recipes as I hear they are pretty tasty.

May 22, 2011
  • Nancybea rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great recipes and the story is a bonus. Local girl made good through a love of food.

May 19, 2011
  • janetplanet9 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love food writing and I love memoirs and this book is a tasty blend of both. Each short chapter ends with a recipe that the author makes you want to try. If you want more Molly when you have finished the book (and I did) you can visit her blog, Orangette.

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