The Resource A homemade life : stories and recipes from my kitchen table, Molly Wizenberg ; illustrations by Camilla Engman

A homemade life : stories and recipes from my kitchen table, Molly Wizenberg ; illustrations by Camilla Engman

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A homemade life : stories and recipes from my kitchen table
Title
A homemade life
Title remainder
stories and recipes from my kitchen table
Statement of responsibility
Molly Wizenberg ; illustrations by Camilla Engman
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Language
eng
Summary
When Molly Wizenberg's father died of cancer, everyone told her to go easy on herself, to hold off on making any major decisions for a while. But when she tried going back to her apartment in Seattle and returning to graduate school, she knew it wasn't possible to resume life as though nothing had happened. So she went 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. She was supposed to be doing research for her dissertation, but more often, she found herself peering through the windows of chocolate shops, trekking across town to try a new patisserie, or tasting cheeses at outdoor markets, until one evening when she sat in the Luxembourg Gardens reading cookbooks until it was too dark to see, she realized that her heart was not in her studies but in the kitchen. At first, it wasn't clear where this epiphany might lead. Like her long letters home describing the details of every meal and market, Molly's blog Orangette started out merely as a pleasant pastime. But it wasn't long before her writing and recipes developed an international following. Every week, devoted readers logged on to find out what Molly was cooking, eating, reading, and thinking, and it seemed she had finally found her passion. But the story wasn't over: one reader in particular, a curly-haired, food-loving composer from New York, found himself enchanted by the redhead in Seattle, and their email correspondence blossomed into a long-distance romance. In A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table, Molly Wizenberg recounts a life with the kitchen at its center. From her mother's pound cake, a staple of summer picnics during her childhood in Oklahoma, to the eggs she cooked for her father during the weeks before his death, food and memories are intimately entwined. You won't be able to decide whether to curl up and sink into the story or to head straight to the market to fill your basket with ingredients for Cider-Glazed Salmon and Pistachio Cake with Honeyed Apricots
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
641.5092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TX649.W588
LC item number
A3 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
A homemade life : stories and recipes from my kitchen table, Molly Wizenberg ; illustrations by Camilla Engman
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A homemade life : stories and recipes from my kitchen table, Molly Wizenberg ; illustrations by Camilla Engman
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Includes index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How to use the recipes in this book -- A place to start -- The baker in the family -- In need of calming -- The whole messy decade -- An uncalculating science -- Better with chocolate -- The dark horse -- A brood of seven -- La Boule Miche -- A strange sort of coming of age -- The hardball stage -- A personal chronology in Christmas cookies -- The right answer to everything -- Quite that magnificent -- What France would taste like -- The best of all possible worlds -- High points -- Heaven -- 9:00 a.m. Sunday -- Italian grotto eggs -- The mottling -- Whatever you love, you are -- Summer of change -- Pretty perfect -- Promise to share -- Whith cream on top -- Happiness -- Baby steps -- Like wildflowers -- Delicious in its way -- Rough going -- Bonus points -- Herbivores only -- Special game -- The diamonds -- Sugarhouse -- The change thing -- Bonne femme -- So much better -- A big deal -- Freeze frame -- Pickling plant -- So easy -- I have learned not to worry -- Winning hearts and minds
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2008036430
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
xi, 320 pages
Isbn
9781416551065
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008036430
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
PBK edition may include reading group guide.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a766327
  • (OCoLC)209699189
  • (CaAE) a766327

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