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Well, wow.

I hope you’ll agree that eloquence is overrated, or at times like these, anyway.


So, all that business about blushing? That, I now know, was nothing. As of today, my complexion is set to four-alarm fire, but I don’t half mind: Orangette has been chosen as the Best Overall Food Blog in the 2005 Food Blog Awards! No one could be more surprised than me. My little blog that could turns out to be a little blog that does.

Please accept, dear readers, my enormous, unwieldy gratitude for all that you have brought to Orangette: your tireless enthusiasm, your throaty cheers, your comments, your questions, your forks, your knives, your hunger, and your vote. There is really nothing to say but thank you. And thank you, and thank you. That this website has coaxed our paths into crossing is reward enough for me. The rest is just icing, no matter how delicious.

My sincerest appreciation to Kate for her tireless work on these awards, and to jurors Paul, Owen, Derrick, and Megan for their long hours and discerning taste. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners, near and far. You are a constant inspiration.



Anonymous Pamela Hyland said...

Molly, dear, I'm soooo pleased that the judges saw fit to reward what we, your readers, have been enjoying for years! Keep up the good, eloquent, beautiful work!

Fond aloha, Pam

6:41 PM, January 23, 2006  
Blogger Shauna said...

Absolutely, my dear. I agree. Wow. This is so well-deserved. Blush away for days. Just keep writing.


6:52 PM, January 23, 2006  
Anonymous Tania said...

A most deserving win! Congratulations!

7:21 PM, January 23, 2006  
Blogger Miss Tenacity said...

Congrats to the best and most ingredientially-inclusive cook out there (who loves cabbage as much as cream as much as chocolate....) *grin*


7:31 PM, January 23, 2006  
Blogger darlamay said...


8:40 PM, January 23, 2006  
Blogger pomegranate said...

not surprising.

you're fantastic!!


9:39 PM, January 23, 2006  
Anonymous paul said...

I am so glad the voters choose you. In many of the other categories my first choices didn't win.

While judging was extremely difficult, the overall combination of your writing, photography, cooking and out and out passion for food made choosing you that much easier. I'm glad the voting populi agreed.

9:44 PM, January 23, 2006  
Anonymous The Fledgling Foodie said...

I was actually fairly disappointed that only a few of the eight or ten blogs I voted for won anything (congrats to shauna, too! WOO!). I'm very happy that one of them was yours. Thank you so much for sharing your love of food with us all. And thank you also for your impeccable grammar (which, as I've found out in re-reading some of my own posts, is not easy in the digital world) and astounding writing. You make me want to cook, which, as Kate says, is the only thing one can hope for from a cookbook...

9:46 PM, January 23, 2006  
Blogger lauren said...

Congrats, I love your blog and you deserve the award! Great Great work.


10:00 PM, January 23, 2006  
Blogger ilva said...

Auguri! I'm happy you won!

10:56 PM, January 23, 2006  
Blogger Hageltoast said...

I only just discovered you, but I love this blog already, so congratulations on a well deserved victory!

3:43 AM, January 24, 2006  
Blogger Zarah Maria said...

So definitely deserved Molly! Congratulations!

4:34 AM, January 24, 2006  
Blogger Michèle said...

Molly you know I love ya! and you deserve it. There are few more engaging reasons to log onto the internet than to soak up your food-loving words. You are a gem with a true gift, thanks for sharing it with us.

5:47 AM, January 24, 2006  
Anonymous teri said...

congratulations!! i voted for you :) i love your food writing.

6:46 AM, January 24, 2006  
Anonymous Mandy said...


I've been reading for a while but have never posted a response. You definitely deserve the award. Your great design, beautiful pictures, and meaty narratives make Orangette one of the best blogs I've ever seen.

Congratulations. I hope this leads to many good things.

Sincerely, Mandy

7:13 AM, January 24, 2006  
Blogger foodiechickie said...

Woooo hooo! Congratulations! You absolutely deserve it! Your blog is rich and inviting!

7:45 AM, January 24, 2006  
Anonymous Liza said...

Félicitations ! Orangette is definitely my favorite food blog around. Your writing is amazing - so warm and cozy, AND truly inspiring. Just what food writing should be. Thank you.

8:11 AM, January 24, 2006  
Blogger WebSorceress said...

Congratulations Molly! A most deserved win! Your blog makes me feel like coming home. A comfort blog at its best. Thanks for sharing with us.

8:22 AM, January 24, 2006  
Anonymous Erica said...

Congratulations!! You certainly deserve it. I always look forward to your posts and am delighted when your blog is "bolded" in Bloglines.

By the way, your "Near Disaster Cake" has made me famous in Seville, Spain. I made it for my boyfriend's mother's birthday and she almost cried, she was so happy! They seemed to have thought that American women don't cook much - your cake quickly changed that stereotype -they now think I am master chef ;) It has become the official family birthday cake!

Thank you for your incredible writing, fantastic recipes, and beautiful photos. Keep up the great work!

9:23 AM, January 24, 2006  
Anonymous Sher said...

Molly, like everyone else, I was thrilled to see that you won. Nineteen other people have said the same thing, but I say again YOU DESERVED IT!!


9:32 AM, January 24, 2006  
Blogger Valisa said...

huzzah!!! Proficiat Molly!!! Thoroughly deserved! Foucault will be proud ;-)

10:21 AM, January 24, 2006  
Blogger Derek said...


10:43 AM, January 24, 2006  
Blogger Su-Lin said...

Congratulations! Most deserved! Wonderful writing and equally gorgeous (and tempting) photos!

10:47 AM, January 24, 2006  
Blogger kickpleat said...

congratulations molly! definitely have something fizzy to drink to celebrate!

10:48 AM, January 24, 2006  
Anonymous zeebleoop said...

congratulations, well done! your site always impresses. keep up the good work!

11:22 AM, January 24, 2006  
Blogger michelle said...

Completely deserved, my dear; so bask in the glory of how much we love you. Write on!

1:10 PM, January 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats. I read your blog regularly, and voted for you when you first told us of your "blushing." I'm glad that you won!

2:25 PM, January 24, 2006  
Anonymous bea at La Tartine Gourmande said...

Congratulations for your award. A well deserved award! This is my first time commenting on your blog and I am glad to do it today, for this special occasion.

2:48 PM, January 24, 2006  
Anonymous Adam said...

Molly, you deserve it. I'm sending 14 Rockettes via Airmail to salute you when you wake up tomorrow. Congrats!

8:42 PM, January 24, 2006  
Anonymous gerald said...

Orangette definitely deserved it! Congrats!

9:29 PM, January 24, 2006  
Blogger Molly said...

Well, hello! Old friends, new names - look at all of you! Wow indeed. Looks as though I've got a new mantra: thank you, thank you, thank you. Hot damn.

10:10 PM, January 24, 2006  
Anonymous kayenne said...

hey! congrats! reading your blog is a bit like coming home.

2:16 AM, January 25, 2006  
Blogger Ruth said...

A well deserved congratulations. It's always a pleasure to visit.

5:13 AM, January 25, 2006  
Blogger lucette said...

Congratulations--I love your writing, and your recipes (you've turned me into a braising addict).

8:41 AM, January 25, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh this makes me really happy! i voted for you and i read all the other nominations muttering foul things all the while to those who did not for you molly make the words on the screen ooze butter and smell like jimmy's shortbread waffles. every time you say "dear reader," i get chills. i concede that there were other good sites as well but come on, who else makes my screen buttery? no one.

9:38 AM, January 25, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not one bit surprised. Your blog is a lovely luminous jewel.

Actually, reading the first few sentences of your post, I thought you were going to reveal some startling news regarding the "wonderfully food-conscious" New Yorker....

-Martha from PDX

12:22 PM, January 25, 2006  
Anonymous Gigi said...

This is a long overdue comment! i meant to write a couple of days ago to basically repeat everything everyone has now already said: this is not surprise, you deserve this award, and your blog is a beautiful feast for eaters and readers.

12:54 PM, January 25, 2006  
Anonymous mdvlst said...

As yet another regular reader who never comments (but who votes when it counts!), I, too, just have to throw in my congratulations. Although I've been too lazy to try many of your recipes, I love your blog for being so *literate.* Along with "The New Yorker," it's my favorite way to procrastinate on writing my dissertation.

1:06 PM, January 25, 2006  
Anonymous batty for barcelona bars said...

Congrats Molly! I've been a reader (and home cook of your lovely food - you changed my life with your cauliflower recipe) for long time but have never posted a response (although I did vote). I say a book should be your next project!!!

Keep on writing - you are amazing.

2:11 PM, January 25, 2006  
Blogger Jenni said...

Congrats, Molly! It's me, Jenni, fellow Paschal bridesmaid, your co-conspirator on the secret engagement party, fellow OKC gal, and finally, fellow francophile. I remember you telling me that you had starting this while we were eating next to each other at Jen's bridal brunch. Then Jen forwarded me the link and I've been reading ever since!I'm so happy for you that it is going so well! Felicitations!

4:08 PM, January 25, 2006  
Blogger Nic said...

Congrats, Molly. You surely deserve the victory.

5:37 PM, January 25, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, excellent. Sincerest congratulations. You've made me bust out the kitchen tools on more than one occasion!


7:41 PM, January 25, 2006  
Blogger Zoubida said...

You greatly deserve this!!!
Your blog is such a treat to read and your recipes (I tried more than a couple) are keepers. English is my third language and I'm very admirative of your eloquence. Your writting are elegant and so clear at the same time.
Did I mention your pictures? No fuss, such a treat to look at and as eloquent as your writings.

6:45 AM, January 26, 2006  
Blogger Molly said...

You guys are killing me. Now, this is what I call a happy new year!

Thank you.

9:48 PM, January 26, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Molly, I'm so thrilled for your WELL-DESERVED award! You certainly had my vote -- you are the only food blog I read regularly -- you never fail to delight your readers with your very sensory descriptions, lovely stories, and beautiful photography. Keep 'em coming, we love it!


7:50 PM, January 28, 2006  
Anonymous elizabeth said...

cat's meow, molly. totally deserved.

3:57 AM, January 29, 2006  
Anonymous keiko said...

Many congratulations Molly! Your site has been inspiring so many people and it will always be.

12:01 PM, January 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not over yet. I have been at LIFT06 and have been promoting your blog, and recommending it to many...

Keep it up, we love it!

Craig in Geneva, Switzerland

2:08 PM, February 03, 2006  
Blogger Katy said...


8:16 AM, February 11, 2006  

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