Thursday, March 19, 2009

book nook: a homemade life.

my love of food (eating it, cooking it, looking at it, reading about it) is nothing short of epic. when i stumbled upon orangette, written by molly wizenberg, with its meandering food-centric stories, lovely little details, personal touches, and subdued polaroids of half-eaten cakes, stacks of cookies, plates of noodles, and colanders of kale, i knew i'd be coming back. this week things got even better when her brand new book, a homemade life: stories and recipes from my kitchen table (get it, read it, love it!), made its way into my eager little for the icing on the cake? i got to catch molly's reading at idlewild books tonight, where she namechecked david byrne as her greatest inspiration, said she could die a happy gal if her writing ever made anyone feel the way a radiohead album makes her feel, waxed endearingly about her dad's potato salad (chapter 1, i nearly cried!), and listened graciously when i nervously blurted out that she introduced me to my fave tomato soup evs while she signed my book. i mean, really? i couldn't think of anything better to say? oh well, that soup IS amazing.


Anonymous said...

it was a pretty dreamy reading... i'll have to try that soup.

Tuesday said...

Ahhh! I loved this book too! I wrote a little blurb about it on my blog also.
I still need to try some of her recipes. If only life would slow down just a little so I could have more time to cook!