February 2012:A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table by Molly Wizenberg
This is an amusing and easy read laid out in short story format. Molly Wizenberg has a wonderful knack throughout to bring you right into her past life. Her casual friendly style often made me feel like she was speaking to me as an old friend in a country pub reminiscing on all the joys, sadness and some of the secrets of her life.
Her memoir as I said is written as a collection of short stories and each culminates in a recipe. it’s inclusion and what it represents has been explained by the story leading up to it. I found this format a useful way to keep the interest going in such a slow paced book as she gently guided us through her her life story. For example in the “What France would taste like” – the recipe sums up France and why for her. Or the cookies and the meaning of them to her personal chronology. Or the heart warming marriage proposal by Brandon.
A great book to have in your bag to read on public transport, one to cheer you up, or useful if you need to read a few pages before going asleep.
It’s a feel-good book and definitely worth a read.
Oh by the way I didn’t manage to try any of the recipes, ended up not having the time They did sound delicious, especially some of the cakes.
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