Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Delancey - Review & Giveaway

Review by KT Sullivan
Molly and her husband, Brandon Pettit, met over the Internet, but not through a matchmaking site. She writes the food blog, Orangette, and he sent her an e-mail. Thus began their journey to opening a pizza restaurant. 

Owning a restaurant is about raising money, finding the perfect location, an excellent staff, establishing a relationship with customers and food delivery men, and yes the perfect pizza. So many restaurants go out of business because of the failing of one of the above or all five. Their adventures and missteps are funny and do give pause. The hours they work are insane and the restaurant is never far from their thoughts. Working with a spouse has advantages and disadvantages, especially when this is a husband’s dream job. They both bring a love of food and many ideas to their venture. Plus there are recipes at the end of almost all the chapters.

I enjoyed the book and Molly's blog, Orangette, is fascinating. The food made and reviewed looks delicious. It is Molly’s passion and she writes with so much heart about food and family. I can see why Brandon would want to meet her. I’m not a good cook, but enjoy food. I plan to attempt the recipe for My Kate’s Brownies. Life is short, eat dessert first. After reading the book and blog, I was really hungry. Please eat well before you start the book.

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About the Author:
Molly Wizenberg is the voice behind Orangette, named the best food blog in the world by the London Times. Her first book, A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table, was a New York Times bestseller, and her work has appeared in Bon App├ętit, The Washington Post, The Art of Eating, and The Guardian, and on Saveur.com and Gourmet.com. She also co-hosts the hit podcast Spilled Milk. She lives in Seattle with her husband Brandon Pettit, their daughter June, and two dogs named Jack and Alice. She and Brandon own and run the restaurants Delancey and Essex.

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24 comments:

  1. My restaurant would serve Greek food and it will be called Tula's ( as I Greek and so is my name)

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  2. I don't have any idea what I would name it, but I would like to have a bakery with all sorts of sweets and maybe salads and sandwiches.

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  3. Susan's Bluegrass Kitchen serving healthy food.

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  4. It would be here in Ohio and it would serve all the food I miss from NJ. So cheesesteaks, pizza, subs, seafood. I would call it Let's Get Real.

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  5. It would be here in Ohio and it would serve all the food I miss from NJ. So cheesesteaks, pizza, subs, seafood. I would call it Let's Get Real.

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  6. Home cooked basics like chicken, biscuits and gravy, meatloaf and real mashed potatoes/gravy. Everything made from scratch. Not sure of name?

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  7. I would call in Mommie's and serve all the basics.

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  8. I would open a pizza restaurant as well - my aunt found a wonderful pizza recipe in the Chicago Tribune years and years (and years) ago and we all started making it then. The name of the restaurant would be hard to choose since there are so many goofy pizza restaurant names. Maybe just Sally's?

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  9. I had the chance to own my own restaurant when I was 24 and turned it down. My family owned a building with a closed "German" Restaurant on the ground floor and 2 apartments above. Gram wanted me to turn it into a breakfast/lunch diner and if I worked it for x number of years I'd own the building. Uh uhhhhhhhh

    I am a self taught/trained chef and have cooked for private parties for many of my friends. I know how hard it is which is why I also stopped when my back went out on walkabout and never came home.

    I love the storyline though and would love to add this book to my home library.

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  10. I've often thought about opening a restaurant. Either country food or pizza.

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  11. My cafe would be a delightful retro haven which would be named, Annie's Cafe. I would serve pies, scones, delectable homemade sandwiches and mille feuilles. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Italian and I'd call it Mac N'Cheese

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  13. I have been a vegetarian for over 30 years so it would be an all organic/fresh/vegetarian place. I would call it Matsu after my cat.

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  14. It would be a bakery of guilt free desserts made with wholesome ingredients. I don't know what I would name my bakery... Maybe guiltless sweets or guiltless pleasures.

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  15. I would love an Italian eatery. It would have the rustic charm of the Italian eateries.

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  16. "All the time ice cream" :-} I don't know how many takers I would have at 8am but....

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  17. My restaurant would be called Mel's and I would serve good ole American food. Daily specials with quirky names and delicious desserts....lunch only!!!

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  18. interesting questions, my dad and grandma had a restaurant in Ohio called the chat and chew back in the 50's. Today I'd like a small cafe in a coastal town along Lake Michigan that I think I would call "Coastal Cafe" serving light meals from scratch and local farms

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  19. Serving healthy, organic, and local food, simply prepared. I'd name it after my grandmothers.

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  20. I'm loving all of these responses. You all are making me hungry!

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  21. I would make only desserts & call it JUST DESSERTS!!

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  22. I love Italian and steak - and a name...hmmm I have no idea! HAHA

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  23. it would have to be a bakery with sweets & coffee & tea...it would be called YUM!

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  24. I would be called it maybe "And Literature becomes Food", it would be a kind of literary restaurant with many shelves full of books ;) I would serve homade dishes ^^ and the different dishes will have the name of famous authors or the title of famous books (e.g. "Pride and Prejudices Cupcake")

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