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Ours now

I don’t know how this could be possible, but according to the calendar, it’s been a year since my book first came out, a whole entire year that went by in what I could swear was only 45 minutes. And today, though I do sort of want that year back, I’m happy to report that the paperback edition has just been released. It’s leaner, it’s meaner: it’s the same book, but cheaper! I dare you to say that three times fast.

Over the past year, or 45 minutes, however you look at it, many of you have written to me to say that you’ve read the book, or that you’ve cooked or baked from it, and I cannot thank you enough for that. I’ve read and reread and re-reread your letters. I keep every one. Writing a book is a strange and sometimes lonely process, so to come out on the other side and find that there are people reading it, real people who write excellent letters and like banana bread as much as I do, is a tremendous feeling. This book is ours now, not just mine. I like that very much.

I had the good luck to get to do a book tour last spring, to come meet some of you in your cities, and I feel even luckier to get to do it again this spring. I have another recipe to share here before I head out, but I wanted to go ahead and give you the list of dates and cities and whatnot. (I wish it could be longer, but it’s not really up to me.) I said this same thing a year ago, and I want to say it again: please come out and say hello, and let me shake your hand and thank you in person. I’ll be looking for you.

Seattle, WA
March 25, 7:00 pm
Talk + Booksigning
University Book Store
Free event, open to the public

Corte Madera, CA
March 29, 7:00 pm
Talk + Booksigning
Book Passage
Free event, open to the public

Los Angeles, CA
March 30, 7:30 pm
Talk + Booksigning
Skylight Books
Free event, open to the public

Tulsa, OK
April 1, 7:00 pm
Talk + Booksigning
Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma (through Book Smart Tulsa)
Free event, open to the public

Brookline, MA
April 5, 7:00 pm
Talk + Booksigning
Brookline Booksmith
Free event, open to the public

New York, NY
April 6, 7:00 pm
Talk + Booksigning
Posman Books at Chelsea Market
Free event, open to the public

Orcas Island, WA
April 12, 3:30 pm
Talk + Booksigning
Emmanuel Parish Hall
Free event, open to the public

UPDATE! Please note that the date of this event has changed:
Seattle, WA

May 10, 6:30 pm
Talk + Booksigning
Ballard Branch,
Seattle Public Library
Free event, open to the public


Anonymous Janet(Pantry Bites) said...

I love your website and your photography. I'll see if I can source of copy of your book all the way here in New Zealand!

11:34 AM, March 21, 2010  
Anonymous Bridget said...

Well, in that case, just in case I didn't tell you before, let me do it now: I thought your book was fantastic; one of the best I read last year. I laughed, and I definitely cried, and then I made my way to the kitchen. The beautiful hardback edition was certainly worth the price.

11:39 AM, March 21, 2010  
Anonymous Allison said...

Molly, I cook out of your book at least once a week. I absolutely love it. I wish that you would come to Grand Rapids, where I live, or even to Chicago, where I'm from, b/c I would drive out and dribble obnoxiously about that banana bread at the signing table, being a huge fan girl. Thanks!

11:48 AM, March 21, 2010  
Anonymous Ann said...

Hi Molly,
I love your book, I love your writing, and I love your recipes. I know that I would love you if I every got the chance to meet you, but I won't because you aren't even coming close to Wisconsin on your book tour.What about Chicago? Milwaukee? Madison? Oh well, maybe next time!

11:55 AM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger Vanessa said...

You're such a brilliant writer Molly and the recipes are fantastic. I'm so happy that you've had so much success. Pity I can't come to any of these events, it'd be so great to meet you.

12:01 PM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger Erin said...

Just bought the book on amazon, can't wait to read it! Hope to catch one of the seattle book talks, too!

12:25 PM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger Molly said...

Hi, all! Hope you've had a good weekend.

Janet, my publisher (Simon & Schuster) has an Australian division, and they publish and distribute books throughout Australia and New Zealand. I wonder if your local bookstore could order the book through them? Hope so.

Thank you, Bridget!

Allison and Ann, I wish I could come to Chicago or Grand Rapids or Milwaukee or Madison! If it's any consolation, I really did try. Chicago was at the top of my list of possible cities, actually, but for a number of reasons, it just didn't work out.

Vanessa, I wish could come to Berlin! WHAT a book tour that would be.

12:26 PM, March 21, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Molly,
I bought your book last year and loved every minute of reading it. My favorite recipe was the slow roasted tomatoes -- I've never tasted anything so good! I'm re-reading it now and every recipe I come to I think is a must try. You're such a fabulous writer -- hope your're busy planning your next book. If only you could come to San Antonio
to The Twig bookstore -- in between Melissa Guerra and Andrew Weismann's Il Sogno and The Sandbar at the old Pearl Brewery complex.
One more thing -- I recently lost my brother to cancer and thought of you losing your Dad. Who knew when I was reading your book last year that I would soon be going through the same thing. It is somehow so comforting to hear other's stories -- thank you so much for sharing so openly.

12:51 PM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger cottonjens said...

simply cannot be possible that a year has slipped thru the fingers of the breeze. your book still is so new! what a great success! hey if it's been a year for you, it's been a year for me too. i first read your blog as your book was ramping up for publication, and plans were jelling for your new restaurant. my timing was lucky enough to enjoy all the excitement. it's been a great year for me too. best gia

12:57 PM, March 21, 2010  
Anonymous Jenn C. said...

Yay, Brookline! I might actually be able to make that one.

1:02 PM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger the old irish rose said...


OK, this post is serendipitous, for a few reasons. First, I was just wondering if A Homemade Life is out in paperback. Second, I just made your caramelized ginger banana bread yesterday, and yes, it was next to impossible to stop eating it!

I'm usually not one to gush (and I hardly comment on blogs by people I've never met), but I have to tell you how much I enjoyed reading your book (and fixing your ratatouille!). My mom read A Homemade Life first and convinced me to read it. As I was reading, I felt certain we were sisters separated at birth (haha)! But really, it was so easy to relate to your love of food and Europe and the uncertain path your life took. Anyway, thanks for sharing your story and recipes; it reminded me that good things come to those who are patient (and well-fed).

Best wishes from one redhead to another,

p.s. In the kitchen my mom and I have taken to referring to you by your first name: "The banana bread? Oh, that's Molly's recipe." or "Yeah, we made Molly's creamed cabbage for St. Patrick's Day." It was excellent, btw.

1:04 PM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger Mandy said...

HEY! I haven't gotten a chance to read your book because I'm still trying to get my hands on it! Our Barnes and Nobles stores in Tulsa have been sold out for a month or two now! They have gotten some in this past weekend so I will be heading that way to get one this week! I can't wait to read it and meet you in April! I love your blog so much and your podcast! It is hilarious! :D See you soon!

1:05 PM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger alicooksbakesandblogs said...

All I can say is "Waw"! I stumbled across your account a little while ago and it is truly inspiring. After months of procrastination I myself started a food blog and it is pages like this that encouraged me to do so. I find it exhilarating that more and more bloggers are achieving such great success from their blogs :-) Think I will need to get myself a copy of your well earned book! - Ali

1:21 PM, March 21, 2010  
Anonymous Martina said...

Molly, YES I totally think you should come to Berlin, and I know your book event would be sold out here. Can I sign some kind of petition for that?

1:27 PM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger Leah said...

I already loved your blog, but the book was amazing. I just sent it to my best friend in NYC for her birthday. She lost her father to cancer this year and I think she will really connect to your story. Thank you for having such a wonderful voice.

1:28 PM, March 21, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe (who had you sign the butternut squash soup recipe for me for Christmas) and I will be at the Brookline MA reading! Banana bread is in order. Cant wait!-Cassie

1:45 PM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger sasasunakku said...

Bon Voyage! If you made it to Berlin maybe you could come south to Austria too...? ;P

1:45 PM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger madeline said...

I just finished reading your book a few weeks ago and I used three of your recipes for a dinner I made my parents. After tasting your cream-braised cabbage, my normally cholesterol-fearing parents immediately went out the next day to buy butter, cream, and cabbage so they could relive the experience.

Keep up the delicious words and inspiring recipes. I hope to see you in L.A.!

1:52 PM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger shannon said...

oh my gosh! i am excited. see you on tuesday!

2:28 PM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger the chairwoman said...

Hi Molly,
Bought two copies of the book (amazon posted to Melbourne Oz) - one for my sister and we both cook regularly from it and your blog which I found when looking for something to do with a cabbage!! Love your work. Cheers, vtmrs

3:09 PM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger Courtney said...

I love your book! A dear friend gave it to me for my birthday last year, and it may have been my favorite present. It was the culinary highlight of my summer last year, and I (and my taste buds) continue to find joy from it on a consistent basis. I wish your tour would include DC. Maybe for your next book!

3:18 PM, March 21, 2010  
Anonymous Rosie said...

So glad you're coming to Boston! I'll be there...

3:18 PM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger Beth said...

You aren't coming to DC? Wish you were! The book was so important to me this year and I love every recipe I've made. My husband and I are from Seattle and have enjoyed hearing about the pizza place, too! Come to DC soon!

3:27 PM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger Danielle said...

Hey Molly,
Chicago loves you too!!!! Please come! But even if you don't, i'll still read your books/blogs and cook yer stuff, cuz it's delish. I especially love the chocolate cake you had at your wedding. It's called "Seth's cake" in our house, but we can share, right?

3:41 PM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger Debjani said...

.....and if you make it to Berlin then you must stop by Madrid too. We promise to feed you well!

3:45 PM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Wow, has it really been a whole year? Congratulations, as always, on a wonderful achievement! Can't wait to see you in Corte Madera!

4:15 PM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger darcey said...

I've never commented here before, but your book and blog are terrific. I bought your book his time last year specifically to bring to hospital when I was admitted to have second baby. I was so happy to have it in time to go with me. Needless to say, I loved it and have loved everything I've made from it, especially the banana bread!

4:42 PM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger jodi said...

hooray! i'm glad to hear you are coming back to nyc. i wasn't able to make it last year. hopefully, i can swing by this year!

4:49 PM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger amelia said...

Oh goodie, I'm so glad you're coming to New York! I just spent way too much time at the Amy's Bread in Chelsea Market eating sticky buns while I was working on a show at a nearby theater. I'm a little obsessed with those sticky buns...
And Freidman's is so so good.

4:55 PM, March 21, 2010  
Anonymous philamark said...


I bought your book last year and love it....I've made your scottish scones twice this winter season and they are my favorite scones! Keep up the great work...any chance you could come to sign your book in Bucks County, PA? Would be great to meet you!

5:00 PM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger Megan said...

Congrats on your book tour! I loved your book and am going to pick up a paperback copy before the first signing!

5:02 PM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger Ariane Seixas said...

I just bought your book!!! I'm reading it and can't put it down!!!

I wish MTL was on your events list...

5:07 PM, March 21, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Molly
Just wanted to let your Orcas Island fans know that you will be at the Episcopal Church Hall at 3:30. We are all looking forward to meeting you and Brandon, thanks for fitting us into your busy schedule. (Made the carnitas from Spilled Milk today...muy bueno!)
Kathy for the Library

5:17 PM, March 21, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I second all the comments on wishing you'd cross the Mississippi and visit the midwest! While I haven't read the book I've made several of your recipes from Bon Appetit and read your column/blog faithfully. Good luck on your newest adventures. Cindy

5:28 PM, March 21, 2010  
Anonymous Andy said...

Congratulations on your book's one year anniversary, and its paperback release! I read your book last month, and today, I made your orange bread! I have yet to taste it tonight, but I'm sure it's going to be delicious! Thank you for continuing to share your experiences with us all!

6:02 PM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger holly goes lightly said...

Just listed to one of your podcasts -- loved it! Wish I still lived in Seattle and could come over for a slice...

6:18 PM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger Mary said...

Dear Molly,
I found your book at the library last fall. read it,loved it, copied and made some of the recipes,espresso walnut toffee:huge hit, sqaush,pear soup: added to our repetoire it gets bettr every time we make it.
I am a reader,nurse, yogini,francophile,daughter of a great,late father but I am not a cook. I loved your book. Thank you, Mary

6:25 PM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger Susan said...

I hope to see you in Tulsa....if not I will send a friend!

6:25 PM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger Foy Update - Garden Cook Write Repeat said...

I am always surprised when someone writes to tell me they've tried my recipes. Then I worry what if I didn't write clear directions? or their oven is different than mine.

I have to say I've tried several of your recipes and loved each one. I've even tried drying cranberries the way you dried tomatoes.

6:26 PM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger Sarah said...

God bless you for doing one of your meetings at a food bank! I've done a lot of work in the anti-hunger world, and it touches me to see an author whose work I enjoyed so supporting it. Thank you.

Mom usually lets me borrow her books, but she liked your so much she told me I had to get my own copy!

My husband and I often have Ed Fretwell soup in our freezer, perhaps the most consistently enjoyable soup I've ever made, and we love the near-flourless cake, which we made on my last birthday and again with my family for Christmas this year.

If you're ever in DC, this fan will come out, and, in Boston, be sure your publicity people get something to the Tufts nutrition school, where there are many who would appreciate your work.

Safe and enjoyable travels to you,


6:36 PM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger kate reymann said...

Oh, can you please come to Salt Lake? Or maybe just visit my play group. You have HUGE fans here.

6:54 PM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger Cate said...

I can't believe you're coming to Brookline! Yay! I'll be there and will buy a second copy of your book, just to have you sign it ;)

6:56 PM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger jen said...

My book club just read this book last month. Each of us LOVED it. I was super excited to read about the Macaroons from Max's Deli. My husband and I happened by chance to go to the deli in SF a couple of years ago. We saw the Macaroon and couldn't resist. I fell in love with that Macaroon! I've been searching for a recipe that is close to theirs ever since. I just tried your recipe today. They are delicious. I can't thank you enough, nor can my husband!

7:02 PM, March 21, 2010  
Anonymous anie said...

Hooray! You are coming to a town near ME! Lucky ME! And, lucky you~not sure how much time you have to stay, but it's pretty nice here this time of year.
Anyway. What you say about 45 minutes is about what my dad said about medical school~he was asked if it didn't take *forever* to get through it all and he says, well, looking back, it took about a minute and a half. So, congratulations on your 45 minutes~it will surely dwindle as life speeds by.
Before this becomes a book of my own, I'll tell you thank you for the wedding cake recipe~we used the same cake for ours and we all loved it. All 6 of us :)
See you soon!

7:18 PM, March 21, 2010  
Anonymous Josee said...

Read your book as part of my bookclub reading list this year. It was a hit with everyone. I hadn't heard about the blog until Tara suggested the book. Now, I'm happy to follow it. Baked that "wedding" cake of yours again tonight. My 16 year-old loves it. Next time, I'll ask him to bake it with me. A boy should know how to bake a good cake!

7:21 PM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger MissMadeline said...

i'd just like to point out that i made it through "it's leaner, it's meaner, it's the same book but cheaper" three times fast :]

your blog is incredibly entertaining and insprational, and your book is totally on my wishlist.

7:30 PM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger Rosiecat said...

"The book is ours now." Wow, I really love that. Because you know, once you start cooking from a book, it really does become a part of you. I've enjoyed every minute of our time together. Now feels like a good time to tell you that I made your (our!) banana bread for my PhD defense party and it was snarfled up in no time. I made it in "cake shape" using a round 9-inch cake pan and it was gorgeous. It made a special day feel even more special.

Alas, I now live in The Middle of Nowhere, Texas, so I will not be seeing you during your book tour. But have fun and safe travels!

7:42 PM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger Kelly said...

Molly - you rock! I love your blog, I love your book and I love listening to you and Matthew on your podcast. Thanks for teaching me about food and entertaining me along the way!

8:05 PM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger Ciao Chow Linda said...

Molly - Loved your book and style of writing and didn't want it to end. BUt at least we have those wonderful recipes of yours.

8:43 PM, March 21, 2010  
Anonymous Lisa said...

I am very happy for you indeed.

(And Berlin is awesome. It stole my heart once upon a time. If you ever do a book tour that includes it, that may just be enough to get me to plan a return trip :) )

9:06 PM, March 21, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your book meant the world to me and your website continues to be a treat. Please come to Chicago! The midwest loves banana bread!

9:08 PM, March 21, 2010  
Anonymous Jo said...

Your book was/is awesome! I relished every chapter and craved many a recipe! I've been a long time follower of your blog and thought I'd pop in say 'hi', and congratulate you on a job well done. I'd definitely come out and say hello, if you were coming to Toronto, Canada on a book tour :)

9:15 PM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger Molly said...

Hi, hi! You people are great.

Shannon, I just wanted to make sure you know that I'm in LA a week from Tuesday, not this Tuesday. See you then!

Courtney and Beth and Sarah, I know! I wish I could come to DC. I was there on my tour last spring, and I had such a good time. Hopefully a future book will get me back there before too long.

Kathy, thank you for piping up with the Orcas Island details! I've updated the list.

10:27 PM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger Brenda said...

Congratulations Molly. I love your writing and delicious recipes. I look forward to meeting you in person and getting your autograph. Yay Molly.

10:48 PM, March 21, 2010  
Anonymous Amber said...

Your book is so fantastic - the recipes are amazing and even more so, the stories behind the recipes - I love it!

12:12 AM, March 22, 2010  
Anonymous Victoria said...

Dear Molly,

I LOVE your book. It has joined the ranks of only a few that I have to be able to get my hands on at a moments' notice. You stand on my shelf next to Laurie Colwin's Home Cooking and M.F.K. Fisher's With Bold Knife and Fork.

A great present is a copy of your book along with two six-inch iron skillets (or an eight-inch iron skillet) and a note to make Molly's (sorry, Jimmy) Dutch Babies.

Your writing is superb. You write with wit and handled the very difficult topic of your father's illness with tremendous grace.

Shame on the IACP for not including you in the awards nominations this year. Your book will stand the test of time. IT IS A WINNER. Congratulations.

3:37 AM, March 22, 2010  
Blogger Atelier-M Living said...

I love your book Molly! Such an inspiration!

3:59 AM, March 22, 2010  
Anonymous rachel said...

Oh I wish you were coming back to D.C.!

3:59 AM, March 22, 2010  
Anonymous Peter said...

Not only have I cooked and baked from your book, I also welled up during certain stories of your courtship and relationship with your husband. I'm hoping to come by to your Skylight signing in L.A. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

5:10 AM, March 22, 2010  
Blogger Kristina said...

Wish you were going to be at a location closer to me! I adored your book...it actually introduced me to this website. I tend to do things backwards ;)

6:05 AM, March 22, 2010  
Blogger Joy R3FitShow said...

Congrats, I bet the feeling is undescribable!

7:02 AM, March 22, 2010  
Anonymous claire said...

I LOVE your book! Can't wait to meet you in New York City!

7:14 AM, March 22, 2010  
Blogger Janetta Stringfellow said...

See you in Brookline! You and Anne Lamott are coming in the same week! I love our neighborhood bookstore... and Orangette, of course.

7:23 AM, March 22, 2010  
Blogger Jane said...

Hi Molly

Congratulations on your anniversary! The book is absolutely beautiful. When I find a book I really love, I read it very slowly....so I'm taking my time.

My sister bought the book for herself and gave a copy to me for Christmas. When I read it, I feel like I'm spending time with her, and that you're a kindred sister, too.

My husband and I honeymoon'd (after meeting online...I adore the story about how you met Brandon, online and then in person) in Paris, so we try to recall the places you describe. We're certain we devoured a chocolate crepe from the same window...licking our fingers as we strolled.

Thank you, Molly, for sharing your story. There is so much I could write....I'll save some for another day.

Take good care,

7:31 AM, March 22, 2010  
Blogger andrea said...

i love your book and your writing so much, and love that you're coming to los angeles! i hope to make it out to the event on the 30th!

7:41 AM, March 22, 2010  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Hooray, you're coming to Boston! See you in April :)

7:43 AM, March 22, 2010  
Blogger kaitlin said...

By some sort of magical luck, my copy of the paperback came in a week early. Magical luck, I tell you.

Anyway, it was amazing. I swallowed it in one big gulp, two days after I bought it. It is still making me feel nourished.

8:05 AM, March 22, 2010  
Blogger Sima said...

Hi Molly, I've used various recipes of yours from your blog with fantastic results and definitely enjoy reading your updates. Unfortunately, as a grad student with little income and time to read materials not social work related, I've only skimmed through your book so the fact that a softcover version came out is more incentive to buy it. I plan on attending your talk and signing in Brookline and am looking forward to it!

8:57 AM, March 22, 2010  
Blogger Lady Gouda said...

I am really looking forward to the Brookline Booksmith event, Molly! Your book sits patiently at my bedside, where every few days I pick it up and read a chapter. It has been perfect for me during this weird period of my life where I haven't been able find a book that holds my interest(very odd for me). Your stories bring me comfort and great cooking ideas as I doze off!

9:07 AM, March 22, 2010  
Anonymous Nadia said...

"The book is ours now" is a beautiful statement for you to make.

Thank you and congrats!

(I must say though, I do wish your book signing tour made a swing down to Miami)

Have fun!

9:22 AM, March 22, 2010  
Blogger mcjolene said...

I love your book. I have been giving it to friends for their birthdays. Great stories and recipes. A perfect combination!

9:24 AM, March 22, 2010  
Blogger Hula Hoop da Loop said...

i adore your book, in fact i picked up the ginger to make that delicious bread again tonight! Wish you were coming to DC!

11:32 AM, March 22, 2010  
Anonymous Meagan said...

I have just recently started reading you blog; love your photography and writing, everything is so beautiful. I believe I must look for this book of yours.

12:36 PM, March 22, 2010  
Blogger Jenious said...

Congrats, Molly, on your paperback launch and tour. Will be a treat to see you in Brookline. Take care, Jen

12:41 PM, March 22, 2010  
Blogger phaedra said...

I have to tell you that i love your blog, loved the book even more, and i wish you were coming to Portland- but in the meantime i will console myself with the awesome banana bread

1:34 PM, March 22, 2010  
OpenID cei-face said...

Come to Arizona please!!! I have read your book at least 3 times. I refer to your book as "Molly" and my parents and siblings have come to do the same. The pages are splattered with olive oil and stained with chocolate and love.

"Is this Molly's recipe?"
"Of course, is there any other sort of recipe?"

Just thought you should know. Thanks for writing it, it's helped me through some tough times and helped rebuild my love of cooking.

2:25 PM, March 22, 2010  
Anonymous Robyn said...

Hey...I just picked up your new soft cover book yesterday in a lovely little artsy bookshop in Toronto. Took it to a nearby cafe and sipped on organic black bean soup and started into your book. It was a great hour of food, the written page and recipes. Thank you! Looking forward to more times like that.



2:41 PM, March 22, 2010  
Blogger Xan said...

Your book sits on my kitchen counter. I read and reread it while I'm waiting for stew to simmer or crackers to bake or bread to rise or whatever reason it is that I'm obliged to stay in the kitchen.

2:49 PM, March 22, 2010  
Blogger Kasey said...

Come to San Francisco again, Molly! It was so lovely to meet you last time around :)

3:28 PM, March 22, 2010  
Blogger jen said...

i'm still waiting for you to come to utah, although i would drive to denver.

3:57 PM, March 22, 2010  
Anonymous Rebecca B. said...

You've got to hop on the clipper and come up to Victoria for a signing! You've got a whole fan club up here, and we've got some great eats, including an amazing pizza place I think you guys would approve of.
On another topic, I was craving my Grandma's flapjacks last month, for a week trying to find a relative who had the recipe - no luck, then trying Nigella's recipe - not quite right, and then lo, my Bon Appétit arrived in the mail - i flipped to your column first (as usual) and there was the recipe I needed. Mille mercis - you made this pregnant lady very happy.

6:32 PM, March 22, 2010  
Anonymous Amanda Nicole said...

I received your book for Christmas (after some not entirely discreet chiding), and love it. I've read it over as many times as I've read the Zuni Cafe cookbook, which, as you well know, is something ;)

This year my guy and I are moving onto a sailboat, and your precious book will be one of the very few items I will be able to bring aboard with me.

Happy touring!

PS: Waiting on a Vancouver date...

7:02 PM, March 22, 2010  
Blogger Raquelita said...

Come to Colorado!!

My husband surprised me with your book for my birthday (the lovely man actually heard my ramblings about how much I wanted it!) and it more than lived up to my expectations. You write so beautifully - with vulnerability, humor and more than a touch of whimsy. I was SO sad when I got to the last page!

7:31 PM, March 22, 2010  
Blogger Bronwen said...

Molly! I am so glad you're coming to LA! I am planning to come on Tuesday night and can't wait to see you/meet you/hear you! Hope the tour goes well. xxo- Bronwen

8:04 PM, March 22, 2010  
Blogger Utter Ambrosia said...

Molly--I adore book. Love the writing, the stories and the recipes. And what funny timing--I made the Vanilla Bean Buttermilk cake last night. I kid you not. I made Doron's Meatballs for a party a couple of months back and am trying the macaroons for a baby shower this weekend. Congrats on all of your success. Hoping to make one of the Seattle stops on your tour.

10:05 PM, March 22, 2010  
Anonymous Dawne said...

I agree, it does feel like about 45 minutes. Kudos to you for all you do and cook and write and share.

10:11 PM, March 22, 2010  
Anonymous Sheila said...

Last night I finished your book, so I chuckled when I came to your blog this morning and read this post. Too bad you aren't coming to Colorado Springs... Our family appreciates your recipes, though!

7:22 AM, March 23, 2010  
Anonymous Gali said...

I know it's silly but seeing "Brookline, MA" in the list made me smile. I lived there for a couple of years as child/teenager and it's a nice place. Strange how just one name can mean so much!

7:24 AM, March 23, 2010  
Blogger Gypsy Girl said...

My sister told me about your blog several months ago and I have loved wandering over to it now and again to read it. She ordered your book about a month ago and she and I have both read it. I actually just finished it a couple hours ago (perfect timing considering your post today) and had to come tell you how much I enjoyed it.

Except, I don't think there are enough words to explain just how much I enjoyed it... I laughed out loud several times, I BAWLED when your dad died, I smiled (a lot) at your stories about Brandon, I got really giddy when you talked about your wedding (I'm a little obsessed with weddings), and I adored your wittiness and your vivid descriptions of the food and France and your life... It was seriously such a satisfying read (besides the fact that I was curiously hungry every time I finished a chapter!). Thank you. Seriously.

Congratulations on the paper back release and good luck with your tour (I wish you were coming to Phoenix!)

PS - Can I also just add how grateful I was for the lack of grammatical errors in your book? I didn't find a single one! (I read books with the brain of an editor - I should have been making a living at it). Anyway, you have a great editor - although I have a feeling you weren't really in need of one!

7:27 AM, March 23, 2010  
Blogger mattatouille said...

I hope to see you at the Los Angeles booksigning at Skylight! That's a great little bookstore.

8:55 AM, March 23, 2010  
Blogger Ines said...

Molly, I love what you do. The recipe I adore in your book, and cook now as the standard recipe at my house, is the one for french toast. It is absolutely delicious. I am also now trying some of the recipes you post in this blog (the olive oil-orange-lemon cake was a hit). Congratulations on the paperback book. I wish I lived closer to civilization to be able to attend one of your upcoming events. I really do.

9:16 AM, March 23, 2010  
Blogger Kimberly said...

We made Jimmy's pink cookies for Valentines Day and used the same receipe for bunnies and Easter eggs. Very pretty and tasty!
We were planning on eating at Delancey this Thursday and see your book reading is the same night.....arg...TOUGH CHOICE!

10:00 AM, March 23, 2010  
Blogger jai.faim said...

You just made my day. I am so excited you are coming to Brookline!! The Booksmith is just the best too.

10:13 AM, March 23, 2010  
OpenID girlontheave said...

i just got my hands on the hardcover copy of your book and it's so poignant and exquisitely, honestly written. thank you, molly, for sharing your stories...i've always loved how you've seamlessly woven your anecdotes with recipes, because food too, for family and food are at the very heart of life and the very essence of our beings:)

10:22 AM, March 23, 2010  
Anonymous Debra said...

Congratulations Molly. I bought your book when it first came out on the recommendation of another blog, not really having read Orangette. I read it straight through over a weekend and then went out and bought three more copies because I had to share it with friends but was not going to part with my own copy as a loaner.

A number of people think that I am an impressive cook based on three things: Burg's potato salad, your chocolate cupcakes and Jimmy's cookies.

10:25 AM, March 23, 2010  
Anonymous Pia said...

Totally seconding the Victoria request! That pizza place IS good and you should probably check it out for research and whatnot. And also because pizza is awesome.

Love love love your book so much. I just lent it to a friend this weekend after she tasted the "winning hearts and minds" cake (test run for our wedding, I am shamelessly copying you).

Thank you so much for your words and your recipes.

10:36 AM, March 23, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Molly,
The old renovated Pearl Brewery is also home to the third location in the US of the Culinary Institute of America. Also a thriving farmer's market if there on Saturdays, and a wonderful kitchen and food shop, Melissa Guerra. Perfect place for you to come to a book signing at the Twig Bookstore!!

12:27 PM, March 23, 2010  
Blogger Lynn Zavaro said...

I'm a huge fan and have professed gratitude to you in my blog:


I am so frustrated because I am going home to Tulsa for Passover (I live in LA) and not only will I miss you in LA I will also miss you in Tulsa!! How could this be?

Have a great tour and may you sell TONS of books!!! Hope to catch you next time around....Love, Lynn

1:33 PM, March 23, 2010  
Anonymous jamieofalltrades said...

I am so happy! I thought I missed your Seattle book signing. I'll be there on Thursday.

2:16 PM, March 23, 2010  
Blogger F. said...

Congratulations!!! I just finished your book last weekend, tried to savour it chapter by chapter as slowly as possible. The writing is so lovely, please write another one!Oh and no book reading planned for Paris? You could read at WHSmith's or Shakespeare's, it would be so nice to meet you and work nicely with the Paris chapters.

2:39 PM, March 23, 2010  
Anonymous Janel (Eat Well with Janel) said...

This is great! I loved your book and recommend it to all my food blogging friends. I'll look forward to hearing your talk when you're in Brookline - right down the street from me. Fantastic! I don't know if you have an entourage with you when you tour, or already have Boston plans, but I'll put the offer out there - if you want to go out for a good food Boston dinner afterwards, let me know! Feel free to contact me through my blog www.eatwellwithjanelblog.com if so!

3:27 PM, March 23, 2010  
Blogger Megan Carroll said...

My husband and I are making a trip to Seattle just to go to your restaurant (congratulations on the Pizza article in Seattle Metropolitan) and it looks the dates we have chosen you'll be away! Ah.. Ces La vie, we will still eat drink and be merry possibly meeting you another time.

3:53 PM, March 23, 2010  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

I am in the middle of your book. I have to hurry so I can give you some valid compliments besides "So far, so good!!" And I am so sad to see that you won't be coming to Chicago. Possibly...in the future?


4:12 PM, March 23, 2010  
Blogger Sarah Beam said...

Still no stop in Athens, GA. I am seeing a theme here. That said, I humbly offer a guest room in my house out in the country if you change your mind. I feel like we know each other well enough now, after all, or at least I know YOU well enough.

5:57 PM, March 23, 2010  
Anonymous nicole said...

I adored your book! I bought it before if came out in paperback...It was a SPLENDID read...You are a talented writer, and I cannot WAIT for your next book...Wish you were coming to Dallas!

6:48 PM, March 23, 2010  
Blogger Angie Kimmes said...


Your book captured me and inspired me. When I read about your father's passing, I cried. I heard my Great-Grandmother's last breaths and they were as you described your father's. It made me slowly devour the memories of her and the delicious food memories of my youth. Thank you.

8:58 PM, March 23, 2010  
Blogger Cheryl Henderson said...

I'm new to your site, but after reading all the rave reviews I'm definitely treating myself to a copy of your book. Maybe I'll get to meet you in NY!

10:22 PM, March 23, 2010  
Blogger Jacqueline said...

Hi Molly!

We just received a whole stack of "A Homemade Life"'s at the bookstore I work in. I chose to write a short piece about it and feature it as my recommended book in the store. Everyone I talk to gets the low down on your fabulous book. Not only is your writing addicting, but the recipes-goodness gracious- are to die for!

After following your blog for 5 years, I hope to finally meet you at your Seattle signing on April 18!

10:41 PM, March 23, 2010  
Anonymous Claire, UK said...

Congratulations on the one year anniversary of your book Molly! I bought a copy soon after launch and love the recipes and the stories. My favorites are pretty much everything I've tried so far, with a special mention going to the cream braised cabbage - it's a revelation!

Keep up the inspiring writing!

4:31 AM, March 24, 2010  
Blogger Cory said...

Alright, it's time. I've been trying to avoid joining the masses of people who beg you to come to their home town, but seriously, you need to get your baking, booking writing self out to Chicago! Us Chicagoans, and by the look of other comments, people from all over the Midwest, would flock to come see you! I'll even make it that much easier and say that Book Cellar (they serve wine there!) would love to have you for a bookreading. Wonderful work on the book and blog and can't wait to see you!

6:27 AM, March 24, 2010  
Anonymous Flamingobear said...

My 9 year old daughter, who loves to read and cook, asked this morning if she could read your book when I'm done with it! Thanks for inspiring us to live a homemade life.

6:48 AM, March 24, 2010  
Blogger Megan said...

I finally got a copy of your book yesterday as I want to read it before the book signing in LA on Tuesday. I am super excited to get through it as I have been slowly reading through the archives of the blog while at work and loving every minute of it!

6:51 AM, March 24, 2010  
Anonymous Tracy said...

Molly, you have inspired. I started my blog with your recipe for Bouchons au Thon. :)

7:02 AM, March 24, 2010  
Anonymous wheeler&co said...

Hi Molly, I have just received a copy of you book all the way to Ireland. It arrived courtesy of our friends in Amazon who manage to find me a lot! Anyway I have your book on my desk and I am in the treacherous throws of getting into serious trouble by reading it in work...I am sneaking glances and stealing paragraphs ... it looks wonderful ... I cannot wait to take it home this evening, get the kids in bed and settle down for a good read. Elizabeth

8:31 AM, March 24, 2010  
Blogger kt said...

In case your publishers (or whoever plans your tours) are reading this, I'm putting in another vote for DC!! And I can promise at least a half-dozen other gals who will join me. :)

8:40 AM, March 24, 2010  
Blogger It's unbelievable said...

I love your website. How about coming down to Ft. Lauderdale for a book signing. We would love to see you.

11:30 AM, March 24, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Molly,

I write for my job, love to read, travel and cook. I also grew up in the Midwest and now live in the Pacific NW (Portland). My parents owned a restaurant for many years and I saved up money to go to Europe after college working as a waitress. I discovered you through your bon appetit column -
after you taught me about lillet (OMG - so fantastic) and shared the perfect rice pudding recipe, i found your blog. I love every recipe and so admire the way you write about your life and food. I cook from your book or your blog at least once a week, often more, and I joke with my friends that I got the recipe or idea from 'my best friend Molly'. I gave your book to my mom, sister and my 3 real best friends for Christmas this year - they loved it, and i read and use mine all the time. Please keep writing and sharing your ideas. Thanks so much.

11:49 AM, March 24, 2010  
Anonymous Janna said...

Right on. I keep your book within arm's reach in my kitchen, pulling it off the shelf to make coconut macaroons and banana bread. There's a ganache fingerprint on a page to prove it.

12:16 PM, March 24, 2010  
Anonymous Julie said...

Just a little more of what everyone else said: love your writing, your book, your recipes. Wish you could tour up to Canada! I'm making a pilgrimage to Delancey in the next few weeks, and can't wait.

12:50 PM, March 24, 2010  
Blogger Charlotte said...

No jaunt to the Midwest? boo. I shall wave to you from my perch in Milwaukee, wishing you all the best & safe travels.

2:43 PM, March 24, 2010  
Blogger ashley maureen said...

molly, i just picked up the paperback edition from barnes & noble last weekend and haven't been able to put it down since. i am trying to take my time so i don't read it too fast! am thinking of making the bouchons this weekend...

& here's to another vote for dc!

3:05 PM, March 24, 2010  
Blogger princess pantry said...

HI Molly, I have just discovered you ! I read about the orange cake, then saw 'A Homemade Life', and ordered immediately.
I am a jam maker, cook and lover of all stories and things to do with food, I enjoy the way you tell it.
Many thanks for sharing what you do.

3:32 PM, March 24, 2010  
Blogger Sarah Compton said...

Come on over to Montana while you're at it!! I admit I have not bought your book, but have checked it out from the library and sped through it (white a claim for a non-reader). Thank you!

4:39 PM, March 24, 2010  
Blogger Alyce said...

This is late, but still due. I read your book late...after becoming a food blogger myself. I had never looked at a food blog before I began blogging. I then looked at yours, Dorie Greenspan's, and David Leibovitz'. Anyway, I didn't just read your book, I then bought it for two of my closest friends and mailed them! One read it in the middle of the night when she couldn't sleep. One read it when she could (husband is a stroke survivor). France lovers, both of them.
Keep on, good writer! Alyce Morgan (now moretimeatthetable.blogspot.com)

4:41 PM, March 24, 2010  
Blogger FoodieNextDoor said...

I am sad that you rarely seem to come to DC, even though you have ample reason to, seeing how I know you have a large fan base here (I rave about your book to many) AND you have family here that you should visit. So please, come talk to your brother and meet your East coast fans :)

4:57 PM, March 24, 2010  
Blogger Molly said...

Hi again! Looking forward to meeting many of you very soon...

DC dwellers, I too wish I could come visit! But I did two book events in your fine city last spring, and now I've got to spread the love around, you know?

Janel, you're so sweet to invite me to dinner! I wish I could, but I have family in the Boston area, and since I don't see them very often, we're spending the evening together. But many, many thanks for thinking of me.

To those of you in Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Miami, Montana, Arizona, and any other places mentioned here that I may have inadvertently forgotten, I so wish I could come! If money were no object, you know I'd do it in a second. And to those of you in Vancouver and Victoria, I wanted very much to do an event up there somewhere - it's so close by! - but we've had a tough time finding a venue. Sometime soon, I hope.

5:55 PM, March 24, 2010  
Anonymous stephanie said...

I am just about finished the book and I can't put it down, but I have to because I don't want it to end. You're a fantastic writer and I'm glad I stumbled upon this book on the libraries website, what a great find! Now that I know you have a blog (yes, I know I sort of worked backwards in your career hahaha) I can get my fill of your stories and recipes on a daily basis. Thanks for the great recipes and thanks for the great stories, they certainly make the recipes that much more special!

7:24 PM, March 24, 2010  
Anonymous Tracy said...

Just sitting here reading Everyday RR. Congrats on the pizza mention!!! Composer turned pieman- please write a post about that!

7:57 PM, March 24, 2010  
Anonymous Flavia said...

Hi Molly, I bought your book in hardback when it first came out last year and loved it! I also subscribe to "Bon Appetit" magazine and your article is the first thing I read when I receive each new issue in my mailbox. I hope your book tour takes you to Houston sometime, or Austin, too. I'd make the 3-hour drive to Austin to come meet you! I hope to come to eat at Delancey someday as well. I've always wanted to visit Seattle. Congratulations on your well-deserved success! I will keep reading your wonderful writing.

8:28 PM, March 24, 2010  
Anonymous The Leftoverist said...

Congratulations all over again, Molly! I'm hoping to make it to the Ballard Library. Thanks for all the inspiration. My (hardback) copy of your book lives happily with my cookbooks, lovingly grease-stained like the rest of them.

9:13 PM, March 24, 2010  
Blogger DanielleNZ said...

Hi Molly, I'm almost at the end of your book but I'm delaying as I don't want it to end! So often I find myself agreeing with you, and laughing at how I too would be happy to eat the same salad day in and day out, and how oddly satisfying it is to follow a recipe (I always felt bad for not being more adventurous in the kitchen!). I found your blog in New Zealand two years ago and am still following from my new home in Melbourne. Your writing is so much fun, as is the way you approach food - with joy (and a sense of humour) as we all should! Thanks for providing many a great read. Looking forward to book #2.

5:13 AM, March 25, 2010  
Anonymous maria costa said...

I'll be at your booksigning in NY on April 6, can't wait!

5:36 AM, March 25, 2010  
Blogger Steph said...

I LOVE your book. Please, please, please come to Portland!

10:04 AM, March 25, 2010  
Blogger Johanna B said...

I borrowed your book from the library - then went out and bought a copy.

11:33 AM, March 25, 2010  
Blogger Cannelle Et Vanille said...

Congratulations on this year Molly. I ordered your book the day it came out or I might have even preordered it (can't remember) and it will be one that I keep for a long time in my favorite section. I wish you could travel over to this side of the country some time (s. fla).

11:52 AM, March 25, 2010  
Blogger Tiny Urban Kitchen said...

Awesome! Excited to hear that you'll be coming to Boston!

12:06 PM, March 25, 2010  
Anonymous Cherie said...

I will cherish my hard copy edition forever. When will you come to Bainbridge Island for book signing?!?! You have tons of fans here and we have that lovely, local bookstore. We could make French Lentil Salad to be followed up with an Olive Oil cake!

Hope to see you at the IFBC this year!

2:18 PM, March 25, 2010  
Blogger jenifer lake said...

okay, i am coming to say hi (the corte madera one) - lucky SF people we are! i fb'ed you this past summer about how much i loved reading your book while traveling around paris & europe this summer.

i will try to gather a gaggle of ladies to come with me :)

3:20 PM, March 25, 2010  
Anonymous Alyssa has Pink Antlers said...

Awesome... awesome book. Love it! One of my favorites! So, please please come to TEXAS!

6:26 PM, March 25, 2010  
Blogger mames said...

yay yay super yay. i cannot wait to bring my dog earned stained hard copy for signing. and maybe pick up a slimmer floppy version for a friend. awesome! see you in los angeles.

9:21 PM, March 25, 2010  
Blogger krisel keeper said...

I just finished your book. It's brought so much comfort to me in the last few weeks. My father passed away in January from cancer and I had a miscarriage almost two weeks ago. I've made your banana bread many, many times. My great friend and neighbor lent me your book but now I want a copy of my own. You're a brilliant writer and such an enthusiast of the simple pleasures of life. I've been able to get lost in your stories when I've needed an escape the most. It's been amazing. I'm going to try to make it to your stop in LA. I'll have my 2year old in tow, who subsequently has loved everything of yours I've made. So, hopefully you'll know who I am because of the lovely and well behaved toddler and not as the woman who ran out with a screaming kid 15 minutes into your reading!!! Thank you for sharing so much of your life.

10:14 PM, March 25, 2010  
Anonymous jessiev said...

yay, molly! i read (and re-read) and cook from your book quite often. i think my very favorite recipe is the lemon cake. mm...thank you for so enriching our lives!

5:16 AM, March 26, 2010  
Anonymous jules said...

Congratulations on your book's anniversary! I may have to pick up one of those paperback copies...my hardback has gotten a few marks here and there from page-turning while cooking. ;)

10:37 AM, March 26, 2010  
Anonymous Katy P said...

Hi Molly, congrats on your fabulous book! Your blog is a big inspiration to my BFF Christine and me. We also write a food blog, Young and Hungry (www.young-hungry.com), aiming to bring great recipes to all of those twenty something girls out there. Thanks for continuing to inspire and motivate us through your great work.

11:17 AM, March 26, 2010  
Anonymous KC said...

A dear friend gave me your book for my birthday, just a few months after my dad died of cancer.

Your words were a gift to me. Not only did you articulate so beautifully the loss of your father-- an experience for which I had had no words-- but you also inspired me to find daily ways to honor his legacy...and in so doing, keep him close to me.

Thank you so much for that.

12:10 PM, March 26, 2010  
Blogger Amanda Forman said...

Hi Molly! I live in Tulsa, but used to live in Seattle. I listened to the audiobook version while planting my first vegetable garden this year & it was such a delight. Although, it made me want to stop gardening so that I could go right inside & make the winning hearts and minds chocolate cake, Burg's potato salad, ginger pear chocolate cake....shall I go on? I also loved hearing you talk about all the places that I frequented in Seattle and miss dearly. We are so glad to have you coming to Tulsa. I am really looking forward to meeting you next week!

12:36 PM, March 26, 2010  
Blogger Amanda Forman said...

Oh, and, I will be in Seattle in June and plan on stopping into Delancey!

12:37 PM, March 26, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I bought your book last year at the signing and talk in NY and I can't tell you how often I reference it. It's beautiful. I laughed, I cried, but mostly I cooked. I even baked and that's not something I'm prone to doing! This week alone we've had pickled grapes, spicy carrots and chocolate cake- I just keep coming back to it. I love the variety. I own a lot of cooking books, but none where I've made nearly all the recipes except for yours. Many recipes I've already made many, many times. The food is comforting, the stories are touching. I've gifted this book again and again and am excited for the paperback (easier shipping!) Thank you!

4:50 PM, March 26, 2010  
Blogger joyly80 said...

I bought your book as a Christmas gift last year, but I couldn't help but read it before I wrapped it. I'm so glad I did-- I loved it! The recipes were great and I feel like your voice was so genuine. Guess I will have to buy a copy for myself...Looking forward to seeing you in Brookline!!

6:44 AM, March 27, 2010  
Blogger Payal Shah said...

Looking forward to seeing you in LA at Skylight books! Can't wait!!

7:53 AM, March 27, 2010  
Anonymous Ed said...

Hi, Molly! I wish for this particular post you would have linked to your paperback on Indie Bound or Powell's websites, rather than Amazon. Your tour will allow you to meet your readers, and I hope, support the independent bookstores who are hosting you...Amazon can't do that for you.

8:16 AM, March 27, 2010  
Anonymous Celena said...

No Portland?! That's a shame. Just finished the book yestedray though: lovely and magica and I have the chana masala in the fridge to prove it.

8:34 AM, March 27, 2010  
Blogger Linda said...

I had your book on my Amazon wishlist - and was fortunate enough to receive as a gift! I've spent the better part of this morning reading and enjoying it so much... It is like I can "taste the words"... some I chew slowly, some I gulp down in big bites!

Linda in VA

8:58 AM, March 27, 2010  
Blogger Amy said...

I thought you might like this story. Today while at Borders I had to call first my husband and then my father to talk me out of buying a $25 hardcover copy of a book I'm not even sure I'd like. I was so caught up in how the book itself fit into the theme I was trying to create for my dining room (Parisian and food). Finally, however, they were able to talk me down. Then, while still on the phone with my dad, I saw your book. Now I knew about your book before I knew it was *your* book and I have wanted it since then. When I did find out it was yours, well, that just made me want it more. So, when I ran across it today in paperback (and the best kind of paperback; we all have a favorite version of book bindings and pages, right? No? Just me?) I didn't tell my dad I had found something to replace the other one he had just talked me out of. I knew I couldn't be, nor did I want to be, told to put this one back. I bought it, smiling, and I cannot wait to dive right in.

11:52 AM, March 27, 2010  
Anonymous prerna said...

I'm looking out for ur book already!
Congratulations to you molly and keep up the good work!

8:26 PM, March 27, 2010  
Anonymous Sharmila, Cheeky Chilli said...

Cannot begin to tell you how bummed I am to miss out on yet another chance at meeting you. Work in San Francisco will keep me away from your Corte Madera book signing. Would have loved to get my book signed, discuss more grunge music with you and tell you how inspiring and wonderful your writing is in person. :(
Wishing you a fabulous tour!

2:38 PM, March 28, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just bought the paperback last night and am already half way through. It's delicious...

3:46 PM, March 28, 2010  
Blogger kim said...

I am so sad that you are not coming to the Southeast! I love both your book and your website and am thrilled each time I see a new post. I am certainly going to check out that new publication you spoke about in your recent post (the one published by Saveur - Canal cooking or something like that) Take care and I truly hope to meet you one day - I am passing the word about you to foodies everywhere in North Carolina

4:15 AM, March 29, 2010  
Blogger Beth Nicholls said...

Hi Molly, Congratulations on your one year anniversary! I picked your book up when on holiday in the US last May, and have recommended it to many people since. Just delicious. As I cannot make your book tour (living in England) I have posted about it on my blog to encourage my US friends to go, but if you ever decide to come and do a tour of England (and all it's lovely tea houses and pubs) we'd love to have you

4:40 AM, March 29, 2010  
Anonymous beth said...

Love the book so much and have told all my friends about it here (http://aspecialjourneyofmyown.blogspot.com). Please write another!

4:43 AM, March 29, 2010  
Blogger Amy said...

I've been a long time reader of your blog, but I don't think I've actually commented before.

I picked up your book on Friday, devoured it over the weekend, and have already made two recipes (rum cream pie and cream braised cabbage, both fantastic). I find the recipes are simple and comforting but most have an intriguing twist that makes me want to try them out.

Have also been liking "spilled milk" too!

1:12 PM, March 29, 2010  
Blogger Christine said...

I just happen to check your blog today & saw that you will be in Corte Madera tonight! i told my hubby we're dropping our plans & driving up from SF! Looking forward to it-- your book is a favorite in our home :)

2:10 PM, March 29, 2010  
Blogger herstory28 said...

I'm just finishing up your book now! As I'm living in Thailand and don't have an oven or access to certain ingredients the recipes I can recreate are limited. But I love experimenting and being resourceful. I tried your braised green cabbage in cream the other night but used coconut milk in place of the cream. It was delish! Keep up the good work. Good food makes everything better and can change the world!

6:15 PM, March 30, 2010  
Blogger the purcells said...

can't wait to finally meet you in nyc in april! have a fabulous tour and see you soon!

11:03 AM, March 31, 2010  
Anonymous Emily said...

Hi Molly!

I really enjoy reading your blog and I have just begun reading your book. I'm so glad that my food writing class (taught by Adam Roberts, The Amateur Gourmet) brought your work to my attention. I look forward to meeting you tomorrow at your Tulsa book signing!

2:21 PM, March 31, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for your book and blog, Molly. You've introduced me to celery root, fennel, parsnips, butternut squash, kohlrabi, brocolli rabe, savoy cabbage with St. Marcellin....now I love winter vegetables just as much as summer veggies. I'm almost sad to see them go out of season -- many thanks to you. Now I don't have to pine away during the winter waiting for summer to come around.

4:27 PM, March 31, 2010  
Blogger the mistress of mischief said...

Hi Molly,

I just wanted to say that I bought your book over the weekend, having been craving it since I saw the little tagline by your column in Bon Appetit that said it existed. I devoured the whole thing in 24 hours, then made the fennel salad and devoured all of that as well. I had to laugh out loud when I read about how you enjoyed your long-distance relationship (I'm in one now, with a Dutch person of all things), because I've often made the exact comments. At any rate, keep writing, and thanks for inspiring me to do my own book, someday. :)

4:39 PM, March 31, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh c'mon....Portland, OR???? Just a skip and a jump away!! Why aren't you coming here? Would so love to have you!

6:57 PM, March 31, 2010  
Anonymous Kate (aka Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking) said...

I just discovered your blog/book. And I can tell I have a lot of reading to do. I must say, a photobooth book tour announcement is superbly delicious. Thank you!

7:08 PM, March 31, 2010  
Anonymous alison said...

Molly - I love your book and really enjoy your writing. I was able to get it sent to Australia by bookdepository.com. Alison

4:16 AM, April 01, 2010  
Anonymous Dilys said...

i made burg's french toast this morning. it RULES. can't wait to make it again!

oh and the rest of your book is just delightful! i picked up mine at a university bookstore in vancouver, bc.

3:26 PM, April 03, 2010  
Blogger page said...

Oh! No Powells this go-round! I'll do my best to get to Seattle then, so I can thank you in person for writing this awesome book. And sharing the recipes. And for all of the emotions that pour through me and make me appreciate, well, my life that much more.

11:06 PM, April 03, 2010  
Blogger CrowMolly said...

I drove up from Portland yesterday and was excited to check out Delancey. I was super sad when I saw you were closed up for the night. Hope all is ok. The space looks beautiful. Next trip for sure.

Also, sad that you are not signing in Portland. We have a bookstore or two, and if you need a ride down I would be happy to help!

8:03 AM, April 04, 2010  
Blogger Bingo said...

Thank you for writing A HOMEMADE LIFE. Something caught my eye on the publisher page, I believe, and since I have a book blog, I requested it. I know you know as you agreed to do an interview for me. I am posting it and my review tomorrow, April 6, but wanted to tell you how much I loved your book. I wanted it at first when I saw about your dad dying of cancer as I also lost my dad to cancer. However, I found so much more in your beautiful writing and those wonderful recipes. Yes, the French toast is fabulous! I thank you so much and am now going to be reading your blog daily. Thank you again and I can't wait to read your new book about the restuarant!

11:29 AM, April 05, 2010  
Anonymous Gina said...

Well, I'm sad that you won't be coming to St. Louis. But I will just tell you now that I loved your book and wish you continued success!

4:00 PM, April 05, 2010  
Blogger Karen Lana said...

Thank you so much for sharing your life and recipes. I savored your book, chapter by chapter. It was simply amazing to read!

I'm going to order a hardback copy for myself and I wish I could have the chance to meet you. Sadly, I live in Florida and there are no signings nearby.

Love your writing, your blog and the wonderful recipes!


8:55 PM, April 07, 2010  
Blogger Lesley said...


I saw you read in Brookline, MA this past week. Thanks so much for coming. Having only recently been introduced to your blog, I was excited to learn about your book and your local appearance. I'm nearly done with your book. I can't put it down. It's heartwarming and funny, and I can't wait to make some of your recipes!

8:15 AM, April 10, 2010  
Anonymous amber said...

I'm reading and cooking my way through your paperback (ordered from Amazon, delivered to my door in country Australia) and I just want to say... I think I would request the banana bread with dark chocolate and ginger on my deathbed.

6:58 PM, April 10, 2010  
Anonymous Julia said...

Love your writing and your photography!

12:54 PM, April 11, 2010  
Blogger Pink Rose Cottage said...

Hello Molly,
I've been wanting to read your book for quite a while and picked it up on Saturday - I finished it on Sunday! Obviously I really enjoyed it and wanted to say thanks. Your stories about your family, particularly your Dad are very touching. I am planning on making the tomato soup for lunch today and will be trying out many of the others too. Thanks for the cooking inspiration. Michelle

10:38 AM, April 12, 2010  
Blogger Linda Lou said...

Molly, i started reading your book yesterday and finished it this morning-LOVED IT!! The paperback version was a great idea-your writing is awesome and the recipes, well I don't know where to start-actually I do know where-with your last recipe - your wedding cake...thanks for sharing your life, your love of food and the love of your life with all of us!

11:24 AM, April 14, 2010  
Anonymous Susanne from Vermont said...

Molly, I just finished your book. I was moved by your relationship with your parents. I think your father as you described him would be so proud of you and Brandon.
I will be using a number of your recipes. I laughed at your obsession with cake- I too would be obsessed if it didn't seem to land on my hips and thighs. Thank you for a throughly enjoyable read and taste.

7:02 AM, April 22, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beth from NC...Just finished your book and LOVED it. Couldn't put it down. The Winning Hearts and Minds Cake will be the first thing I bake, with the Cream-Braised Green Cabbage a close second.

7:21 PM, April 26, 2010  
Anonymous Karen said...

Hi, Molly...

Picked up your book last weekend and finally got to start it Thursday.

Your description of the Maine bed-and-breakfast stopped me cold; I had to call my spouse and read him the paragraphs. Seeing one of my fondest memories in print, without having written it, was startling and thrilling.

For several years, a trip to Jerry and Tony's inn was the highlight of our winter. 'Our' room (the top floor with the outside entrance) was above the kitchen. We'd wake each morning to the most amazing aromas wafting through the eaves, and play guessing games about what awaited us in the sunroom. No matter the day's plans, we never missed tea and the blissful torment of choosing a dessert from the half-dozen options.

Jerry and Tony's food changed something in both of us. My vegetable-hating husband tried (and grudgingly admitted liking) roasted Brussels sprouts. The two kinds of pate served at tea were a revelation, and every scone I've had since then has disappointed. At their table, we experienced flavors, textures and scents unimaginable before.

Thank you for rekindling those memories, and for a book filled with humor, insight and deliciousness.

4:42 AM, May 01, 2010  
Anonymous Charlotte said...

Why not Portland, OR?

Loved the book!

4:43 PM, May 12, 2010  
Blogger famous since yesterday said...

I absolutely loved your book and am enjoying the recipes. Thanks for sharing your story with us!

9:07 AM, May 18, 2010  
Blogger little bird said...

I enjoyed your book so much. You are in inspiration to me and help me to stay true to what I believe in... which is cooking and love! Thank you and keep on doing what you do!

10:16 PM, July 07, 2010  

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