Delancey: A Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage

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Simon & Schuster #ad - The new york times bestseller from the author of A Homemade Life and the blog Orangette about opening a restaurant with her new husband: “You’ll feel the warmth from this pizza oven. Cheerfully honest. Warm and inclusive, just like her cooking” USA TODAY. When molly wizenberg married brandon pettit, wooden boats, violin-building, he was a trained composer with a handful of offbeat interests: espresso machines, and ice cream–making.

The restaurant, delancey, was going to be a reality, and all of Molly’s assumptions about her marriage were about to change. Before she knew it, he’d signed a lease on a space. Scrumptious” People. Together they built delancey: gutting and renovating the space on a cobbled-together budget, hiring staff, developing a menu, and passing inspections.

Delancey: A Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage #ad - So when brandon decided to open a pizza restaurant, Molly was supportive—not because she wanted him to do it, but because the idea was so far-fetched that she didn’t think he would. This moving and honest account of two people learning to give in and let go in order to grow together is “a crave-worthy memoir that is part love story, part restaurant industry tale.

With evocative photos by molly and twenty new recipes for the kind of simple, delicious food that chefs eat at home, Delancey explores that intimate territory where food and life meet. Delancey became a success, and molly tried to convince herself that she was happy in their new life until—in the heat and pressure of the restaurant kitchen—she realized that she hadn’t been honest with herself or Brandon.

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A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table

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Simon & Schuster #ad - In a homemade life: stories and recipes from My Kitchen Table, Molly Wizenberg recounts a life with the kitchen at its center. Every week, and thinking, eating, reading, devoted readers logged on to find out what Molly was cooking, and it seemed she had finally found her passion. She was supposed to be doing research for her dissertation, trekking across town to try a new pâtisserie, she found herself peering through the windows of chocolate shops, but more often, 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.

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. Like her long letters home describing the details of every meal and market, Molly's blog Orangette started out merely as a pleasant pastime.

A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table #ad - At first, it wasn't clear where this epiphany might lead. 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. 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.

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 it wasn't long before her writing and recipes developed an international following.

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The Fixed Stars

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Abrams Press #ad - Like many of us, wizenberg had long understood sexual orientation as a stable part of ourselves: we’re “born this way. Suddenly she realized that her story was more complicated. From a bestselling memoirist, and enduring family relationships   At age 36, a thoughtful and provocative story of changing identity, complex sexuality, while serving on a jury, author Molly Wizenberg found herself drawn to a female attorney she hardly knew.

Married to a man for nearly a decade and mother to a toddler, Wizenberg tried to return to her life as she knew it, but something inside her had changed irredeemably. In honest and searing prose, wizenberg forges a new path: through the murk of separation and divorce, learning to co-parent a young child, coming out to family and friends, and realizing a new vision of love.

The Fixed Stars #ad - The result is a frank and moving story about letting go of rigid definitions and ideals that no longer fit, and learning instead who we really are. Who was she, if something at her very core could change so radically? The Fixed Stars is a taut, electrifying memoir exploring timely and timeless questions about desire, identity, she wondered, and the limits and possibilities of family.

 . Instead, she would discover that the trajectory of our lives is rarely as smooth or as logical as we’d like to believe.

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Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home

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Avery #ad - A national bestseller and winner of a Living Now Book Award, Stir is an exquisite memoir about how food connects us to ourselves, our lives, and each other. At 28, jessica fechtor was happily immersed in graduate school and her young marriage, and thinking about starting a family. Written with intelligence, and warmth, humor,  Stir is a heartfelt examination of what it means to nourish and be nourished.

Woven throughout the narrative are 27 recipes for dishes that comfort and delight. For readers of M. F. K. Fisher,  stir is sure to inspire, and susannah cahalan, Molly Wizenberg, and Tamar Adler, as well as Oliver Sacks, Jill Bolte Taylor, and send you straight to the kitchen. She nearly died. There, she drew strength from the restorative power of cooking and baking.

Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home #ad - She lost her sense of smell, the sight in her left eye, and was forced to the sidelines of the life she loved. Jessica’s journey to recovery began in the kitchen as soon as she was able to stand at the stovetop and stir. Then one day, she went for a run and an aneurysm burst in her brain.

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Life From Scratch: A Memoir of Food, Family, and Forgiveness

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National Geographic #ad - Witty, and poignant, warm, food blogger Sasha Martin's memoir about cooking her way to happiness and self-acceptance is a culinary journey like no other. From the tiny, to empower, brutally honest memoir reveals the power of cooking to bond, to the house from which she launched her own cooking adventure, creative mother, Martin's heartfelt, to a string of foster homes, makeshift kitchen of her eccentric, and to heal—and celebrates the simple truth that happiness is created from within.

Life From Scratch: A Memoir of Food, Family, and Forgiveness #ad - The happiness PursuitFrom the Hardcover edition. As cooking unlocked the memories of her rough-and-tumble childhood and the loss and heartbreak that came with it, Martin became more determined than ever to find peace and elevate her life through the prism of food and world cultures. Over the course of 195 weeks, food writer and blogger Sasha Martin set out to cook—and eat—a meal from every country in the world.

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Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen

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Open Road Media #ad - In this delightful celebration of food, family, and friends, one of America’s most cherished kitchen companions shares her lifelong passion for cooking and entertaining. From veal scallops sautéed on a hot plate in her studio apartment to home-baked bread that is both easy and delicious, empathy, Colwin imparts her hard-earned secrets with wit, and charm.

. A delectable mix of essays and recipes from the critically acclaimed writer: “As much memoir as cookbook and as much about eating as cooking” The New York Times Book Review. She advocates for simple dishes made from fresh, and counsels that even in the worst-case scenario, organic ingredients, there is always an elegant solution: dining out.

Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen #ad - Highly personal and refreshingly down-to-earth, Laurie Colwin’s irresistible ode to domestic pleasures is a must-have for anyone who has ever savored the memory of a mouthwatering meal. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Laurie Colwin including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

Interweaving essential tips and recipes with hilarious stories of meals both delectable and disastrous, expert chefs,  Home Cooking is a masterwork of culinary memoir and an inspiration to novice cooks, and food lovers everywhere.

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Delicious!: A Novel

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Random House #ad - She is also seduced by the vibrant downtown food scene, especially by Fontanari’s, the famous Italian food shop where she works on weekends. Away from her family, genie, particularly her older sister, Billie feels like a fish out of water—until she is welcomed by the magazine’s colorful staff. Her satisfying coming-of-age novel of love and loss vividly demonstrates the power of food to connect people across cultures and generations.

Delicious!: A Novel #ad - Library journal starred review “this savory feast of a first novel blends the rich gifts that readers of Reichl’s memoirs and food writing have come to expect. New york times bestseller • includes an exclusive conversation between Ruth Reichl and Emily GiffinRuth Reichl is a born storyteller. To a tantalizing coming-of-age story about a budding chef and journalist she adds a bittersweet tale of separated sisters.

More. There’s romance, food history, intrigue, and the fictional appearance of a very real American culinary icon. The austin chronicle“reichl’s vivid descriptions of food will have readers salivating, and an insider’s look at life at a food magazine is fascinating.

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Pretty Good Number One: An American Family Eats Tokyo

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Mamster Books #ad - Everyone knows how to live the good life in Paris, Provence, or Tuscany. Experience this exciting and misunderstood city through the eyes of three Americans vacationing in a tiny Tokyo apartment. From the intricacies of garbage sorting to the chirpy jingle for the local supermarket, the pleasures of pan-fried soup dumplings to the pain of junsai, I laughed, cringed, and got so hungry that I had to eat three bowls of cereal to make it to the end.

You’ll yearn, as i do, to catch the next plane to Tokyo, so you can get eating. Naomi duguid, writer and traveler; her most recent book is burma: rivers of Flavor Artisan 2012“This is the book I've been hoping Matthew would write: smart, opinionated, and wickedly funny, crammed with in-the-know tips and observations about visiting Tokyo.

I love this book. Molly wizenberg, author of A Homemade Life and blogger, Orangette. A humorous travel memoir in the tradition of Peter Mayle and Bill Bryson, Pretty Good Number One is the next best thing to a ticket to Tokyo. Now with a new afterword by the author, covering robotic sushi and spending the holidays in Tokyo.

Pretty Good Number One: An American Family Eats Tokyo #ad - The layers of the city, its quirkinesses, its extraordinary food pleasures, emerge as the author and his family spend an intense month living in Tokyo and exploring widely…Warning: this book will make you hungry. Follow 8-year-old iris on a solo errand to the world’s greatest supermarket, and eat a staggering array of great, picnic on the bullet train, inexpensive foods, from eel to udon.

Now, matthew amster-Burton makes you fall in love with Tokyo.

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Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir

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Random House #ad - Now, for the first time, she chronicles her groundbreaking tenure as editor in chief of Gourmet. A must for any food lover. How could she say no? this is the story of a former Berkeley hippie entering the corporate world and worrying about losing her soul. She peels back the curtain to a glamorous time of magazine-making.

. You’ll tear through this memoir. Refinery29 named one of the best books of the year by real simple • good housekeeping • town & Country When Condé Nast offered Ruth Reichl the top position at America’s oldest epicurean magazine, she declined. Ruth reichl recalls her years at the helm of Gourmet magazine with clear eyes, a sense of humor, and some very appealing recipes.

Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir #ad - Town & country “if you haven’t picked up food writing queen Ruth Reichl’s new book, Save Me the Plums, I highly recommend you fix that problem. She was a writer, not a manager, and had no inclination to be anyone’s boss. Each serving of magazine folklore is worth savoring. In fact, reichl’s story is juicier than a Peter Luger porterhouse.

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Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table Random House Reader's Circle

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Random House #ad - A perfectly balanced stew of memories. Kirkus Reviews. New york times bestseller • “an absolute delight to read. If you watched people as they ate, you could find out who they were. Her deliciously crafted memoir tender at the Bone is the story of a life defined, by unforgettable people, and enhanced in equal measure by a passion for food, determined, and by the love of tales well told.

. Spiced with reichl’s infectious humor and sprinkled with her favorite recipes,  Tender at the Bone is a witty and compelling chronicle of a culinary sensualist’s coming-of-age. Bonus: this edition includes an excerpt from ruth reichl's delicious!praise for Tender at the Bone“A poignant, collection of stories about people Reichl has known and loved, knowingly or unknowingly, and who, yet hilarious, steered her on the path to fulfill her destiny as one of the world’s leading food writers.

Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table Random House Reader's Circle #ad - Chicago sun-times “While all good food writers are humorous. Reichl describes her experiences with infectious humor. Beginning with her mother, who served reichl her first foie gras, reichl introduces us to the fascinating characters who shaped her world and tastes, the notorious food-poisoner known as the Queen of Mold, from the gourmand Monsieur du Croix, to those at her politically correct table in Berkeley who championed the organic food revolution in the 1970s.

The descriptions of each sublime taste are mouthwateringly precise.

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I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life

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Baker Books #ad - In this collection of charming and relatable reflections on the reading life, the place where they first fell in love with reading, beloved blogger and author Anne Bogel leads readers to remember the book that first hooked them, and all of the moments afterward that helped make them the reader they are today.

Our books are a part of who we are as people, and we can't imagine life without them. I'd rather be reading is the perfect literary companion for everyone who feels that way. Our books shape us, enchant us, define us, and even sometimes infuriate us. Known as a reading tastemaker through her popular podcast what Should I Read Next?, learn fascinating new things about books and publishing, Bogel invites book lovers into a community of like-minded people to discover new ways to approach literature, and reflect on the role reading plays in their lives.

I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life #ad - The perfect gift for the bibliophile in everyone's life, I'd Rather Be Reading will command an honored place on the overstuffed bookshelves of any book lover. For so many people, reading isn't just a hobby or a way to pass the time--it's a lifestyle.

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