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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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 Appétit, 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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