LuXplosion 2010: Molly Wizenberg Nominated for The Culinary Legends Category

Molly Wizenberg started her blog Orangette in July 2004 and there has been no looking back for her. She had just quit a Ph.D. program in cultural anthropology (Yes, that is what I thought as well, a Ph.D!), and had always wanted to do something that would involve food and writing, and voila, the Orangette happened. Her blog since its inception has garnered a big fan following, and has led to a book as well. From 2008, she became a monthly column writer for the Bon Appetit magazine. Her book called A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table, is a food memoir and was a New York Times bestseller!

Though she does not have any professional training in cooking or writing, she comes from a family of avid eaters and home cooks, and probably that has ingrained in her a passion for cooking. Infact here brother Culinary Institute of America and owns five restaurants in the DC area. In August 2009, Molly and her husband, also opened a restaurant called Delancy. Orangettes by the way is the French name for chocolate-dipped candied orange peels, which happened to be near her computer when she started the blog, and hence comes this unusual name. Molly’s blogs have this air of freshness and ease about them that make them quite engaging, and have created such a fan following for this lovely lady.

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