A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes From My Kitchen Table, by Molly Wizenberg
I've finally managed to find a food book to finish off the Mixing It Up Challenge! Maybe after I read all those gardening and food books last year, I was just done for a while. Anyway, challenge complete.
Molly Wizenberg writes a food blog, and as is so often the case, a book resulted. (The book is not, so far as I know, made up of blog posts.) Each short chapter talks about a piece of Wizenberg's life and then provides an accompanying recipe. It's mostly autobiographical; she talks about her childhood and her parents--especially her dad--college, relationships, time in Paris, and eventually meeting and marrying her husband (who she actually met through her blog).
There are some great recipes included, many of which are interesting or different, not just your usual thing. I'm copying several. There is not so much in the way of philosophizing about the joys of home cooking or home farming and so on, which is just fine with me, but it is obvious that she mostly thinks home cooking is a great and wonderful thing.
A pretty good book, especially if you like personal stories, or interesting recipes.