Wednesday, March 23, 2011

♥ you are what you eat.

if you are a book whore like me, you may have noticed in my side column
that for the past few weeks or so i have been hungrily devouring every
last word of molly wizenberg's memoir/recipe book of sorts-

i am not usually one to browse for books while grocery shopping,
but when i spotted this treasure amongst a pile of other not so scholarly selections--
my brain immediately recognized the cover and sparked a memory of
something i had seen ages and ages ago while trolling blogs.

you see, it was written by a fellow blogger, and to me,
that is a very significant detail.

writer molly wizenberg did not go to school to be a cook or an author
for that matter, but like the saying she repeats throughout her book,
"whatever you love, you are" there was no clearer path for her than starting
the blog orangette and letting life's path stretch itself
out before her.

"i believe in paying attention to [my] meals, no matter how fast or
frustrating.i believe in what they can show me about the place where
i live, about the people around me, and about who i want to be. to me,
that is the "meat" of food. that's what feeds me-
why i cook and why i write." (pg 6)

(read an excerpt, published in ny times.)

and when she is not "winning hearts and minds" (another quote from
her book) with her delicious recipes and her easy to sink your teeth-into
type of writing, molly and her hubby, brandon are busy with their
wood-fire pizza project- a seattle-based restaurant called
delancey--which looks too good for words.

9 ♥ love notes.:

  1. I love Orangette, but am woefully uninformed. Thanks for spreading the word!

  2. lovely.

    visit my blog, follow me on twitter @zebraandmeerkat
    and visit my store, xo

  3. One of my favorite books! And Delancey is amazing! If you're ever in Seattle, go there.

  4. Sounds like a lovely book. I love when people have that sort of perspective on food.

  5. That book sounds simply marvelous! Along the same lines, I read another memoir/cookbook type of book recently, which I highly recommend. It's called "Trail of Crumbs" by Kim Sunee. Amazing, and delicious recipes.

  6. Oh my! Her story, her words, her photos - Amazing! I am ordering my copy today! Thanks Sam!! You're awesome! xo Samantha

  7. I just got handmade life! i can't wait to read it!

  8. i've followed molly's blog for only a short while and absolutely love her style, her photography, sigh... so for you to compare my writing to her has me so excited! (are you really serious about that?) i can't wait to read this book now.


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