New technology has made blog journaling popular these days. Molly Wizenberg, author of the international blog “Orangette” has come out with a fairly new book: A Homemade Life: Stories and recipes from my kitchen table (641.5092 WI). She incorporates food with her childhood upbringing into a story that is tough to put down. It is also filled with homemade recipes that can help turn your kitchen table into a memorable story of its own.
If these books do not spark your interest or inspire you to cook, try The Feast Nearby: How I lost my job, buried a marriage, and found my way by keeping chickens, foraging, preserving, bartering, and eating locally (all on $40 a week) (641.552 MA), by Robin Mather. The story takes place in parts of rural Michigan, where the author commits to eating three home cooked meals a day. A similar good read is A life of Playing with Fire (641.5092 LY) by Barbara Lynch, who makes stern comments with a quirky sarcasm in regards to kitchen work.
--Shane G. Sizemore, Circulation Department