Sunday, June 7, 2009

What I'm Reading

A Homemade Life: stories and recipes from my kitchen table by Molly Wizenberg.
I started this book on Friday and am almost finished with it. It is a charming book about the author and her parents, and, of course, food. When she describes the giant chocolate macaroon she had as a birthday cake, I have been dreaming about coconut ever since. She writes about the death of her father from cancer and had me in tears. "When I walk into my kitchen today, I am not alone. Whether we know it or not, none of us is. We bring fathers and mothers and kitchen tables, and every meal we have ever eaten. Food is never just food. It's also a way of getting at something else: who we are, who we have been, and who we want to be."


  1. Oh, this is right up my alley! I will pick it up after I am done with the large pile next to me! Have you ever read Cooking for Mister Latte by Amanda Hesser? It's a fun and whimsical book as the author describes her courtship with her husband through food. The book is infused with recipes and many talented people in the food industry. It's a great summer read as well!

  2. I loved this book too.
    I am reading the book by Emily Franklin of Too Many Cooks. Sort of on the same venue.
    I agree with Entertaining Mom I loved Cooking for Mr Latte. Fun books and interesting reads.

  3. Thanks for the reading tip. I will have to pick up that, along with the others you mentioned in your blog.

  4. I am going to check out a couple of the books that you just read. I just finished reading The Fixer Upper and I liked it too.
    Love your blog and the wonderful way you have with works. I especially liked the reasons you love being married to Bruce.