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Book Sat Nov 21 2009

A Homemade Life

I recently stumbled upon a great food blog, Orangette, and I quickly noticed that the author, Molly Wizenberg, recently had a book published. A Homemade Life is unlike any book I've ever read and makes me want to spend all of my time in the kitchen cooking, eating and drinking.

Each chapter is based on a recipe and Wizenburg's stories leading up to the recipes are incredibly well written - entertaining, reflective and full of personality. I haven't tried any of the recipes yet (they all sound great) but I'll be sure to let you know when I do. Right now, I'm almost half way through the book and can't wait to try the Banana Bread with Chocolate and Crystallized Ginger.

If you're looking for a good read and you like to cook (or even just eat), definitely pick up A Homemade Life.

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Whitney / November 21, 2009 10:12 PM

I can attest that the Banana Bread is awesome.

Kaitlin / November 22, 2009 6:09 PM

Awesome - thanks for sharing your post. Can't wait to try it!

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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