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12.25.2009

Happy, merry

The three of us wanted to give you something nice. Unfortunately, all I have is this picture.


But mainly, we wanted to say thank you. You’ve given us so much. This year was a big one, and we couldn’t have done any of it - no book, no restaurant, nothing - without you. Thank you for being here, for being there, for every kindness. Thank you for giving us so many reasons to celebrate.

See you in 2010.

136 Comments:

Blogger Anne Zimmerman said...

Same to you! Your book was on my list and I am so excited to curl up with it. I have been waiting so long to dig in. Merry Christmas.

4:05 PM, December 25, 2009  
Blogger Angie said...

Thank you! Reading your book and following your blog have brought many simple pleasures... and amazing banana bread to my life! xox

4:33 PM, December 25, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Molly,
I served your fresh ginger cake on Christmas Eve and you wonderful Chocolate cake for Christmas. Thank you! They helped make our holiday special!
Margaret Wachenfeld

4:37 PM, December 25, 2009  
Blogger Seamus said...

Auguri Auguri on the book and the restaurant. I have enjoyed reading about the restaurant and I am inspired to open a wood burning pizzeria myself in Los Angeles. It's a dream I have always had, but I keep putting it on the back burner for oh so many reasons. Hopefully this is the year.

Buona fortuna in 2010.

5:10 PM, December 25, 2009  
Blogger hana said...

Happy merry to you! I've read your blog and have just received your book as a gift from my mom, and am looking forward to reading it. I'm very inspired by your writing, thank you for sharing so much. In fact, I'm referring to your blog for tonight's dinner as we speak.

6:16 PM, December 25, 2009  
Blogger Linda said...

back @ you all!
you have given us a wonderful perspective on perseverance, determination, love & strength.
may 2010 bring you much joy & happiness...& please continue fueling us with your posts. :)

6:22 PM, December 25, 2009  
Anonymous Victoria said...

Thank YOU for everything.

The book,

The blog,

The recipes,

and

Taking us on your adventure.

Happy, Merry to you all too. (I just love that little dog Jack.)

7:26 PM, December 25, 2009  
Blogger smith kaich jones said...

The picture is plenty nice enough - you give us gifts all year long. So thank you back & see you on the flip side.

:) Debi

7:31 PM, December 25, 2009  
Anonymous Jessie said...

Received your book for Christmas and I'm about to dive in! Wheeee!

8:13 PM, December 25, 2009  
Anonymous Charlotte said...

Thank you for your wonderful blog and book. I bought the book for an early present for myself and it has been my moments of calm in a crazy December and a lovely dinner addition yesterday of braised cabbage in cream. Merry Christmas!

8:48 PM, December 25, 2009  
Anonymous Lynn said...

Thank you for all the stories you've shared and all the amazing recipes. My husband doesn't much care for sweets but he gobbles up the cakes and other amazing creations that you have introduced us to and for that I will always be grateful. I can't wait to read your book. Happy 2010!

8:52 PM, December 25, 2009  
Anonymous Sharmila said...

Merry Christmas Molly! Wishing all of you a wonderful New Year filled with many more fabulous, new adventures!

9:21 PM, December 25, 2009  
Anonymous my spatula said...

and all things sweet and good to you...will you be watching the fireworks blasting off from the space needle?!

10:08 PM, December 25, 2009  
Anonymous Kit said...

We are moving to New Zealand and will have to live out of suitcases for a few weeks! Your book is one of the few that made it into the suitcase. It is a piece of 'home' I am bringing with me. Thank you, Molly! And a happy new year to you!

10:19 PM, December 25, 2009  
Blogger suomynona said...

Happy New Year to the 3 of you, and the rest of your talented crew.

11:27 PM, December 25, 2009  
Blogger Geoff said...

I was at work the other day (a certain gourmet cooking supply store that will remain unmentioned in case of any would-be litigators looking for easy fodder) and a customer asked for something popcorn related. Pointing her towards the popcorn section (yes, this exists at the aforementioned anonymous store) I mentioned the fantastic batch of caramel popcorn I had concocted the night before from this wonderful blog called Orangette. A wry smile crept to her lips as she knowingly nodded that she too was attempting to recreate that very same recipe. We talked further and I warned her not to omit the 20 minute stirring while in the oven as I had done. Suffice it to say, you are connecting people and inspiring culinary wonders. I can't thank the two of you enough for braving what so many of us are too timid to try. May all your years be as successful and enchanted as this last. Thank you.

11:36 PM, December 25, 2009  
Blogger Laura said...

Thank you as well! Happy Holidays! Waiting for an update...

12:29 AM, December 26, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to you and Brandon! It's been fun eating at Delancey. Oh man the pizza.....padron chiles, fennel sausage, barrata cheese, plum crumble, Rook red wine...I could go on and on! We have met so many wonderful people through you guys. Charlie, Matthew, all the lovely waitstaff at Delancey, our man Sam, Kari, Ashley and Gabe, the cooks from Bellingham who did your wedding...It's ALWAYS such a fun adventure when we come to eat.

Looking forward to many more great times and food tastes in 2010! Blessings to you both! Enjoy and RELAX!
Kimberly and John

1:43 AM, December 26, 2009  
Blogger Heather said...

Molly--Bought your book practically the day it came out...
we're now addicted to your wedding cake (shame on us!).
I love it that you're finding time to blog again. You were missed out here in blogland!! Wishing you a joy-filled, healthy and fortuitous 2010.

3:17 AM, December 26, 2009  
Blogger lilalia said...

A Merry Christmas to you to. It has been wonderful to share your journey from the sides. All the best and looking forward to hearing more in the New Year.

4:39 AM, December 26, 2009  
Blogger Mélanie said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family. And may 2010 be as good (but maybe less busy/hectic!) as 2009!

4:52 AM, December 26, 2009  
Blogger Joan said...

Molly - Thank you for the joys you bring - your blog, book, wonderful recipes, and engaging stories. Many blessings at the holidays and throughout the new year!

5:40 AM, December 26, 2009  
Anonymous w said...

Same to you! Merry Christmas!

6:03 AM, December 26, 2009  
Anonymous Ann Brumley said...

Molly, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your lovely little family. We love your blog, your book, and hope to get the your restaurant sometime in the new year! Thank you for taking us on the journey with you. I'm searching your site for my New Year's celebration assignment for our family gathering: desserts. Ann Brumley

6:21 AM, December 26, 2009  
Anonymous Emily said...

Merry Christmas Molly! I got your book for Christmas and have already finished it. We had your cranberry chutney instead of my Dad's traditional cranberry sauce. He was a bit put off ... and then he tasted it!

I know this sounds silly, but you've probably been the biggest influence on my life this year! Thanks and keep doing what you're doing.

7:01 AM, December 26, 2009  
Blogger Angelina said...

Molly,

I agree with all the comments before mine, you have given more to me than you know.

Keep doing what you enjoy and enjoy what you are doing in 2010!

Bestest!

7:30 AM, December 26, 2009  
Blogger quinn said...

Just what I always wanted!

Thank YOU for the bloggy goodness of 2009 :)

8:02 AM, December 26, 2009  
Anonymous codfish said...

Merry Christmas to you all. Thank you for this blog, and how much a wonderful pleasure it is to sit down at my computer with cup of coffee in the morning and to see I have a post to read!

8:29 AM, December 26, 2009  
Blogger Mary said...

Just finished your book, Molly (spent all day yesterday reading it...), and am so very inspired. Thank you for sharing your story.

8:30 AM, December 26, 2009  
Anonymous Cassandra said...

Molly-as anyone in my life can testify, this blog and your book have completely changed my life. Whereas i was once the girl who knew how to make pasta and toast bread, I'm now the one who shows up with cranberry linzer tarts, and I've never been happier. In short, you've helped me find a big part of myself, so thank you.
Can't tell you how many of your recipes made it onto our Christmas rotation. As a college student, I think my family expected me to make ramen, but when the orange nutmeg muffins came out, they hushed right up.
Happy New Year! can't wait for Orangette 2010

8:57 AM, December 26, 2009  
Anonymous tobias kocht! said...

thank you! great reading! have a great new year!

10:02 AM, December 26, 2009  
Anonymous The Purple Foodie said...

wish you all the good things this jolly season can get. I've loved reading your book - thank you for it :)

10:13 AM, December 26, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy, merry and thank you to you, Molly and Brandon. I took your book with me on my Thanksgiving week vacation in Cabo, and loved it, cried, laughed, and drooled over the recipes! I've since read a lot of your past blog posts, have made a few of the recipes, and am looking forward to making many more this coming year (your Cheddar Crisps are on my New Year's Eve party menu!). I'm so glad that you live in Seattle! I look forward to eating at Delancey and reading your blog in 2010 -- the very best to you both!

10:33 AM, December 26, 2009  
Anonymous Kristin in Seattle said...

Oh, I forgot to mention in my previous post (I posted as anonymous, mentioned the Cheddar Crisps), that your Italian Grotto Eggs have become my favorite Sunday morning breakfast item - the low-heat method of cooking the eggs and the goat cheese make the eggs just heavenly!!

10:43 AM, December 26, 2009  
Anonymous Amanda Nicole said...

What a spectacular year you've had! I got your book for Christmas and haven't been able to put it down. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

12:16 PM, December 26, 2009  
Blogger Buffra said...

Love it that you're back, even if sporadically! New blog posts from you are a gift all year long!

(Wow, that sounded cheesy!)

:D

Happy holidays!

12:39 PM, December 26, 2009  
Blogger Glee said...

Thank YOU! Not only did I cry and laugh throughout your book, I also have cooked most of it already--why are all your cakes so utterly perfect? I also have been giving it liberally as a holiday gift, because it's just the best. Wishing you the best 2010, and wishing MYSELF a trip to Seattle to visit Delancey!

1:35 PM, December 26, 2009  
Blogger marie said...

thanks for writing all through this very busy year - its been inspiring! xx

4:06 PM, December 26, 2009  
Anonymous Laura. said...

happy, merry to you too, molly! i'm going to make your hearts and minds cake for my golden birthday tomorrow, because i think the year ahead holds incredible potential (and because that cake is sooooo good). thanks for letting us all into your world.

6:48 PM, December 26, 2009  
Blogger natalie said...

lots of love to you, molly. your book has a special place in my kitchen :)

7:29 PM, December 26, 2009  
Anonymous Carolyn said...

Molly,

Delancey served me the best pizza I've ever had. One million readers or one, you two know your stuff and will become a Seattle icon. Congratulations on all of your 2009 successes!
Have a great new year!

10:24 PM, December 26, 2009  
Anonymous Edie said...

Wishing you and Brandon all you are wishing for in the New Year. I savored every page in your book...just as I do with each recipe you post. Hoping to make it to Delancey one day...truly.

11:29 PM, December 26, 2009  
Anonymous Luisa Nicholson said...

Happy Christmas Molly and Brandon! Hope you had a wonderful holiday. I made your delicious chocolate dipped fruit nut balls this year and no-one can stop eating them! I have been introducing everyone I know to your blog and book! Living in England, I have started saving to come to Seattle one day and eat at Delancey! It all sounds far too good! All the best for 2010 and hope that this year brings you even more happiness and good luck. Lots of love
Luisa xxx

4:37 AM, December 27, 2009  
Anonymous gardenymph said...

Merry Christmas! I made your Winning Hearts and Minds cake twice last week for company. Let's just say I won some hearts, minds, and tummies. Thank you so much for all that you share.

6:21 AM, December 27, 2009  
Blogger Mabel said...

*likes this post*

7:50 AM, December 27, 2009  
Blogger lisa said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours! I've started following your blog after reading your book which I loved! I had hoped to try some of your holiday cookie recipes this year, but where did the time go? I look forward to trying your recipes in 2010. Thanks!

10:19 AM, December 27, 2009  
Blogger Abbie Kampman said...

Merry Christmas, Molly and Brandon!

I've just finished your book and spent the last third of it hoping it wouldn't end. I only allowed myself to read a page a day so that I could savor it just a touch longer :) I'm now trying to convince my husband to take a trip to Seattle to eat at Delancey (among other restaurants). Thanks for the inspiring words & delicious recipes.

Here's to you and your endeavors in 2010 [raising glass],
Abbie

10:23 AM, December 27, 2009  
Blogger Lynette said...

i hope you had a great holiday. i LOVED reading your book this year, and i'm enjoying your blog as well.

see you in 2010.

2:28 PM, December 27, 2009  
Blogger rx said...

My life was made richer this year because of finding you! Thank you for writing your book (loved it!!), for pursuing your dreams, for blogging, for being you.

We made a HUGE mess of caramel corn and have been happily gifting it and munching away here in NC. Merry Christmas!

2:54 PM, December 27, 2009  
Blogger mames said...

thank you so much. i am glad this was the year i discovered your writing and i think 2010 will be even more delightful.

and thanks for your delicious toffee recipe from the book. i subbed almonds and used andes mint chocolates on the top and i have yet to forget the look my husband gave me when he took the first bite. for that alone i really thank you. ;)

have a lovely holiday. see you here next year.

3:01 PM, December 27, 2009  
OpenID brushinhand said...

No, thank you! Your blog is one of the most interesting I've come across in a while. Informative, insightful, and strangely compelling. Great stuff.

4:47 PM, December 27, 2009  
Blogger Nurit "1 family. friendly. food." said...

Thank you. You have given me, and many others, a lot too.
(And there's still a small package with your name on it on my desk...)

7:43 PM, December 27, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Molly, I recieved your delightful book for Christmas - what a treat! I am pacing myself to read it with my self restraint at an all time high. Glad its the kind of book you could read through bits over and over. Merry Christmas to you, C xx

8:00 PM, December 27, 2009  
Blogger Maureen Saringer said...

Hello Molly,

I am late to Orangette, but have spent the last two days reading your book. What fun!

Blessings and continued prosperity to you in the new year.

Maureen in Texas

8:02 PM, December 27, 2009  
Blogger kendall.micayla said...

thank you for always being such an inspiration to us and sharing your lovley recipes... your lovely book and blog has been such an encouragement to me to keep cooking/baking and to try new things. :)
i hope that you had a very merry christmas! xo

6:12 AM, December 28, 2009  
Blogger Keri said...

Happy new year to you! I love good food writing but reading all the magazines takes forever, so your succinct, witty, yummy posts are perfect. Thanks for letting us in on your adventure.

6:24 AM, December 28, 2009  
Blogger Sarah said...

Thank YOU, Molly. You've brought many peaceful hours of reading and cooking and eating into our home over the course of the last few years. You're an inspiration. Congratulations to you, and to Brandon, and to that very, very handsome doggy of yours. To 2010!

1:20 PM, December 28, 2009  
Anonymous The Leftoverist said...

Happy New Year, Molly. Made your caramel corn as part of my Christmas gifts, and I worried about it making it out the door. And I finally visited Delancey a couple weeks ago. We had Brandon's brussel sprout pizza. Divine. When we left, my friend Emily said, "He looks so blissed out back there." And he did.

4:33 PM, December 28, 2009  
Anonymous Tracy said...

Thank you for the holiday wishes and same to you! Have a fruitful year ahead!

Tracy, Velocity Fulfillment

5:02 PM, December 28, 2009  
Anonymous lisa said...

i am halfway through your book. i laugh, i cry. my bewildered husband asked this morning, 'i thought that was a cookbook?'. it is so much more. you are a riot. thank you.

8:05 PM, December 28, 2009  
Blogger Jessica said...

Love it! My mom got me your book for Christmas...only she forgot to wrap it because it was on her nightstand! I guess she was taking it for a test drive. I'm loving it so far. Congratulations on a banner year. You deserve it all!

6:06 AM, December 29, 2009  
Anonymous Koek! said...

Thank YOU. I've been making your Parmesan chickpea salad for EVERY social occasion this holiday. Just so easy and delish. Hope to see more of you in the new year...

7:42 AM, December 29, 2009  
Anonymous Shalaka said...

People think I'm a good cook, but it's only because I find great, unique recipes like the ones you post or publish in Bon Appetit and in your book - vanilla bean rice pudding, cream braised brussel sprouts, roasted cauliflower with salsa verde, have all been big hits. Thank you!

7:44 AM, December 29, 2009  
Anonymous naomi said...

I never thought I would crave cabbage. I made the cream braised cabbage from your book the other night and can't stop thinking about the leftovers in the fridge. I also ate the entire french yogurt lemon cake by myself in less than two days. You always seem to know what I want to eat and what ingredients may be lurking in the kitchen. Weird. Your recipes have enlived my life.

7:49 AM, December 29, 2009  
Anonymous martha in Princeton said...

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and a wild bunch of wishes for the best times yet to come. Thanks for your writing and example/

10:52 AM, December 29, 2009  
Blogger Cheryl Arkison said...

Happy New Year to you as well!

2:56 PM, December 29, 2009  
Blogger smiley9188 said...

For Christmas this year I gave 3 people your book along with some ingredients to make some of my favorite recipes. Thank you!

~Colleen

6:21 PM, December 29, 2009  
Anonymous micro m2 16gb said...

That's too much for us. Thank you so much. Wish you a merry Christmas! Blessings for the new season!

9:03 PM, December 29, 2009  
Anonymous small home said...

I enjoyed reading your blog and your book too! It has brought me lots of smiles! Thanks and hope to have a more prosperous new year.

1:09 AM, December 30, 2009  
Blogger Whitney said...

Molly, I will be making your caramel corn for a New Year's eve party I am going to. It's the perfect thing to bring! Also, my husband and I will be in Seattle for our first time ever in two weeks for his residency interview and plan to eat at your restaurant while we're there! I just need figure out the address . . .

11:32 AM, December 30, 2009  
Blogger Claudia said...

I don't comment much - but I wanted to wish you happiest of holidays. Your "winning hearts and mind cake" goes everywhere. And my college-age kids indeed do call it "the winning hearts and mind cake." When it disappeared Christmas Eve, Kirsten was sorely disappointed. Wishing you all good things in 2010.

3:13 PM, December 30, 2009  
Blogger Kristen said...

Santa got me your book for Christmas and I cannot wait to read it and get in the kitchen!!

5:48 PM, December 30, 2009  
Blogger Caroline said...

Thank YOU for giving US reasons to celebrate - and some highlights of the year, including your first book- signing, the brussel sprout pizza at Delancey (on our second visit :-), and getting my Mum hooked on both your blog and your book (count her as one of your UK fans now).

Wishing all three of you the very best for 2010!

Caroline & Andrew

6:00 PM, December 30, 2009  
Blogger Luisa said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I read your book in the fall and it is a keeper. I've already made 3 recipes from your book. The latest the crystalized ginger with chocolate chip banana bread. Banana bread just got better thank you! So far I'm enjoying your mouthwatering blog. Congratulations on a great year!

7:07 PM, December 30, 2009  
Blogger jen said...

happy new year! love your blog, recipes, your written voice, style, etc; everything.

xo

10:27 PM, December 30, 2009  
Anonymous Melina ~honeybird said...

Hello, just wanted to stop by and mention that I love your blog! I mentioned you on my blog today as one of my faves. Have a wonderful New Year's and THANK YOU. Melina

8:58 AM, December 31, 2009  
Anonymous Marcia said...

My daughter and I are really, really glad you're back! We devoured your book when it was first published, have sampled some of the recipes, and will steadily cook our way through it in the first half of 2010. Hope to make it to Delancey one day. Happy New Year!

10:34 AM, December 31, 2009  
Anonymous Cyn said...

And thank YOU for inspiring us food bloggers. Have a safe and happy new year.

2:39 PM, December 31, 2009  
Blogger Impromptu Diva said...

I got your book as a Christmas gift from my kids, and I'm enjoying every page of it... that led me to discover your blog... and I'm loving it!
Congratulations on your sweet successes... such an inspiration!
May the new year bring more great things for you!

8:20 PM, December 31, 2009  
Anonymous burnttoast said...

happy New Year! Love your blog, made caramel corn twice so far, and the comments here drove me to go to Amazon, and remove your book froom my wish list and order the thing already!! Just wish I already had it!! Looking forward to reading your blog, and cooking with you, in 2010.

7:45 AM, January 01, 2010  
Blogger EAT! said...

Happy, merry new year to you! I mainly read food blogs for their writing -and occasionally to try a new recipe. I stop by your blog for a good read.

Health and happiness to you in 2010.

2:13 PM, January 01, 2010  
Blogger Nickname unavailable said...

I loved your book. Best wishes in the New Year

7:28 PM, January 01, 2010  
Blogger Suz said...

Happy Holidays, Molly.

And thank you for the renewed inspiration to cook. I was as inspired by my time in Tuscany as you were by Paris and it's nice to read passionate words about food! I gathered some FABULOUS simple and traditional recipes while I was there and I also believe in sharing the love :) If I knew of a way to share them with you here (without clogging your blogging so to speak) I would, but alas...I am stumped. If you're dying for a Torta di Limona recipe...let me know ;)
Cheers and all the best with Delancey!

Respectfully,
Suzanne

11:11 PM, January 01, 2010  
Blogger SkinnyCook said...

I too have an incredible soft-spot for GOOD caramel corn. I can't wait to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing. I wonder why he recommends microwave popcorn...And I completely agree with the making gifts for presents. This year I chose homemade granola (in mason jars, of course) and vanilla sugar (so simple, yet unbelievably decadent!) Thanks for the great blog!

7:13 AM, January 02, 2010  
Blogger Xan said...

book was on the Christmas list, but nobody bit, so I'm off to buy it today. I always come here first when I'm looking for something new and interesting to cook! Can't wait to see what 2010 brings you!

8:34 AM, January 02, 2010  
Blogger La Tartine Gourmande said...

A photo that tells everything that needs to be said.

Joyeux Noël et bonne année !

9:43 AM, January 02, 2010  
Blogger Alice Q. Foodie said...

you have had quite a year lady! One of my goals for 2010 is to get up there and eat at your restaurant. I am so glad for your success and wish you both all the best in 2010!

10:51 AM, January 02, 2010  
Anonymous Sara said...

I literally just finished your book. It has been on my 'to read' list and finally fell into my hands via a generous christmas gift card. I read the first 66 pages in two sittings; busy with the holidays and all. Then, tonight, I sat down and devoured the rest. There is so much to love about it. You must be so proud to have your name on the pages of it. Also born in 1978, I related to what you wrote on so many levels. I've never been to Paris, but I love my father something feirce and regularly set out to win hearts and minds with food. I've finished reading the book, but that end brings with it an exciting beginning...on to trying new recipes...
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Best of luck with the restaurant. With your hearts in the right places, success is inevitable!

9:13 PM, January 02, 2010  
Blogger mcs3000 said...

Your book was my favorite one I read in 2009. Recommended it to everyone I can think of and they loved it as much as I. And your recipes. So amazing.

Hoping to visit Seattle this year and eat at Delancey. Congrats to you and Brandon! Thank you!!

8:21 AM, January 03, 2010  
Blogger Gemma said...

Happy New Year Molly!

9:48 AM, January 03, 2010  
Anonymous morgansmenu said...

Molly, thank YOU for sharing your life with us and putting your writing skills to good use--you are extremely talented and it shows with everything you do.

10:47 AM, January 03, 2010  
Blogger LindsayRuns said...

Thank you! You are what got me into cooking way back in college, I love your recipes!

7:12 AM, January 04, 2010  
Anonymous Daphne said...

Happy, merry, to you too! What a year you've all had and you are nothing but deserving of all the good fortune, the hard work, the surprise outcomes, the richness of life! May 2010 be equally bountiful.

7:17 AM, January 04, 2010  
Anonymous Don Hogeland said...

Hi guys (I'm including Brandon and your cute dog),
Happy New Year and thanks for the great blog. I wish you the best of success in the coming year.
I've got a post on my site that might interest you: 'Ten tips for better pizza' on Woodfiredkitchen.com. I'd certainly welcome comments or criticism.
Cheers from rainy Seattle!

8:41 AM, January 04, 2010  
Blogger debbiedoesraw said...

Molly, I am reading your book and I just LOVE it. Thanks for your wonderful writing, great recipes and all the rest. I am a raw foodist.. but I still cook for my family!
my blog is http://debbiedoesraw.blogspot.com
Be kind, don't leave a live squirrel for me!!!!!! kidding:)
thanks again
Debbie

3:12 PM, January 04, 2010  
Blogger christina said...

Your book just came in the mail today I opened it read the inside of the flaps and I just can't wait to read inside this delightful book!!

8:33 AM, January 05, 2010  
Blogger African Kelli said...

Molly -- your book sang to me. I know how silly that sounds, but your words danced off the page and came to life. The best part of having a book you truly love is when there is a continuation of any kind (except for a crap movie that butchers the story.) In your case, I can celebrate the chapters and characters involved through your great recipes. I've very much enjoyed doing just that.
Thank you. For sharing your stories and heart. For being courageous and letting us all learn from you. For telling us about your dad. My life is richer for it.

9:27 AM, January 05, 2010  
Anonymous my little expat kitchen said...

Happy new year! May 2010 bring you even more blessings. More creativity, more good food and above all health and happiness!
Magda

9:50 AM, January 05, 2010  
Blogger Amanda Hawkins said...

love your blog! love your book! just in case you needed a little more encouragement...keep up the lovely work!

11:35 AM, January 05, 2010  
Blogger stefania said...

Thank you! For continuing your blog! I discovered it a few months back and have been slowly reading it from the beginning ever since.

9:52 AM, January 06, 2010  
Anonymous Patrice said...

Just finished your book and loved it so much. Thank you. So honest! Wishing you the best this year - I don't know how you do it all! Peace and joy to you both.

12:39 PM, January 06, 2010  
Blogger Lauren/Lo/Sassy said...

i'm reading your book right now and enjoying it. great work.

3:14 PM, January 06, 2010  
Blogger Sukré said...

What a lovely photograph!

I have followed your blog for at least a few years now, and can't get enough of your writing.

Last summer I read your book, could not put it down, and right away made your wedding cake. By now I have it memorized and I can't count how many times I have baked it. It thinks its a little, very rich, slice of genius.

I just posted a photo on my blog of your book sitting on my lap and for some reason its one of my favorite photos from this past year.

Not to sound crazy or anything. Just thought I should say congratulations on such a successful year! I look forward to reading more of your adventures.

3:19 PM, January 06, 2010  
Anonymous Condo Makati said...

I enjoy a lot reading your blogs that's why I also thank you for sharing your blog to us. Have a nice day!!!

5:56 PM, January 06, 2010  
Blogger Lindsay said...

Happy happy happy to you too! I just wanted to share that I've made your roasted chicken no less than 4 times since i first tried it...in November. I love it and have taken to roasting one in the beginning of the week and eating the leftovers for days! My favorite thing to do with them is make an awesome salad of sliced fennel and radishes with sharp cheddar cheese, dried cranberries, shredded roasted chicken tossed in a mustard viniagrette. It really brightens my mundane office days! So thank you.

9:47 AM, January 07, 2010  
Blogger Tu mejor receta said...

Very happy 2010.... Your blog is to much

1:40 PM, January 07, 2010  
Blogger momof2gr8kidz! said...

Oh my gosh.. i have read cried and drooled my way through your book and cooked my first supper.. tonight. WOW im IN LOVE with your writting style and your cooking. I made bouchons au thon and left out the creme fraiche... because i have no earthly idea what it is. THANKS AGAIN!! love it.

4:14 PM, January 07, 2010  
Anonymous burnttoast said...

Three quarters through your book, and I have two comments. One, I read alot of recipe-laden memoirs, and I cannot recall any with so high a "I must make this!" response ratio as yours. Two, on the back, a reviewer wrote "Echoes of M.F.K. Fisher." I disagree. I found Ms. Fisher to be more formal, a stiffer, less accessible, more intimidating author than Molly W. Molly W. reminds me of the late amazing Laura Colwin, who's books "Home Cooking" and "More Home Cooking" are two I HAD to have in hardback, and reread and loan on a regular basis. So if you need a read, Molly W., check those out. Love your book, can't wait to cook!

9:30 AM, January 08, 2010  
Blogger vetmed said...

Blessings!
Love the pooch, package and chin dimple, my grandpa had a big one like that! (the chin dimple, not the cute pup)

1:35 PM, January 08, 2010  
Anonymous rachel said...

Hi Molly. Just wanted to tell you that I've really been enjoying A Homemade Life. I put up a little blog post about your book & blog tonight to share with my readers... I know they would absolutely love it, too! {Although I'm sure many of them know about it already.} Hope you've had a great start to the new year. Best wishes...

10:50 PM, January 08, 2010  
Blogger popculture cooking said...

Celebrate Good Times Come'on! Happy new decade, Warm greetings from somewhere up north

2:54 AM, January 09, 2010  
Blogger Travelbunny said...

I could have sworn you used to have an amazon book recomendation list, like a week ago? Anyways I took your rec and ordered Gluten Girl. And I just logged into the blog again so I could browse the list some more. Is it coming back?

6:16 AM, January 09, 2010  
Blogger Suzie Sews said...

I am not in the habit of doing this, but I just could not let this past. I got your book at New Year...LOVE IT LOVE LOVE IT.

Thank you for the inspiration. Good to hear the positiveness of life around the kitchen table, most people think I am mad, it all goes on in my kitchen.

Thank you

Wishing you another super Year.

8:26 AM, January 09, 2010  
Blogger Molly said...

Oof! Sorry about that, Travelbunny. I was doing some coding, and I took that link down. I meant to put it back up again, but I totally forgot. It's back now! Check the sidebar.

10:02 AM, January 09, 2010  
Blogger Linda said...

hi...commenting again on "happy, merry"...checked in to see if perhaps you had a january 2010 post &...
wow!
*heart* your new site header! excited for what's to come!!

10:42 AM, January 09, 2010  
Anonymous ann said...

wow cabbage!

10:59 AM, January 09, 2010  
Blogger Janice said...

Hi Molly, I was directed to your blog from Soulemama's blog- for the Pepperment Bark recipe. Haven't made it yet, but was inspired by that one blogday to buy your book. I tried really hard to make it last, but, I devoured it! Haven't made a single recipe, but love your writing- which is as delicious as I am sure the recipes are. I'll be dropping by to catch up on all that I've missed. I hope your New Year is AMAZING!

7:26 PM, January 09, 2010  
Anonymous Lisa said...

Purty cabbage, lady :)

7:33 PM, January 09, 2010  
Blogger Coffee House said...

Oh My!

Am just waiting on my first batch of caramel corn to come out of the oven--you're right this is way to easy to make and really, really good!

3:07 PM, January 10, 2010  
Anonymous Dinners & Dreams said...

I like the new look. The green and blue look very fresh!! No matter what colors, we come for Molly :)

Happy New Year!

Nisrine

5:38 PM, January 10, 2010  
Blogger gretchen said...

molly, love the cabbage header. but then, i am always a sucker for gorgeous veg photos. happy new year!

6:08 PM, January 10, 2010  
Blogger Brenda said...

Hi Molly and happy New Year. I just started reading your blog a few months ago and its been great. My husband and I visited delancey and absolutely loved it. I brought your book for myself this holiday season and so far so good. I myself am not very adventurous in the kitchen, but tonight I felt like trying this banana bread you raved about. I just took it out of the oven and sampled it, Oh my God it is delicious! It came out perfect and delicious. Thank you for passing along what will now become our staple banana bread recipe in our household. Can't wait to try Berg's potato salad. Cheers. Brenda :)

9:15 PM, January 10, 2010  
Blogger anjelika said...

wow - this is a new design for your blog too! great way to start the new year! looking forward to your work in 2010!

12:03 AM, January 11, 2010  
Blogger Mammamsterdam said...

Watch out dear lady. I just discovered you through Soulemama and that fantastic cakes lady at your restaurant through your blog, that although Europe seems so far, far away, I might get round there sooner that retirement age.

Point is I keep hoping my american little cousin really gets married next year, so we can pop by after the big Chicago Polish-Danish wedding for a bit of relating with family and friends of the Polish-Dutch-Italian sort between Seattle and Vancouver, and of course, although my 5 ys. old boy keeps asking if and when we ever will go t America, I know my little Italian boys and sooner or later they ask for pizza.

And I just happen to know a nice pizza place in Seattle, do you too?

So I guess I have all the time to do my research and rea your book before leaving Europe, sometime next year.

8:54 AM, January 11, 2010  
Blogger anjelika said...

Hi Molly, I noticed on your Spilled Milk bios that you and Matt's books are switched! Looking forward to this podcast and the new website look! Cheers!

10:10 PM, January 11, 2010  
Anonymous Koek! said...

Love, love, LOVE the new header.

6:10 AM, January 12, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just need to say that I ate your cabbage braised in cream... for DESSERT last night!!! I am an infrequent cook, but love Orangette, cookbooks, and memoirs. Asked for your book for Christmas, received it, finished it 2 days later, and have made the cabbage (pgs.186-87) twice already. The bad news is that my husband likes it as much as I do!!! btw... just as good with 1/2 cup cream. Just sayin'--- every calorie/point counts to a WW gal!!

10:17 AM, January 12, 2010  
Anonymous Nancy said...

am loveing your wonderful book.....made the prunes of all things last night and they were DELCIOUS...........I will be eating many more.........am soon going to try your dad's potato salad soon .................

11:47 AM, January 12, 2010  
Blogger la ninja said...

merry merry cabbage and sprouts!
oh yeah, and belated (nearly wrote belted) happy new one. toot toot.

(I know, but sometimes you just have to let it out. fingers typing w/out you controlling them. you know what I mean. okay. stop. typing tourette. la la la. help.) ;)

thanks for blogging, by the way.

12:35 PM, January 12, 2010  
Anonymous Kimberly said...

Reading this post reminds me -- I want to buy your book! I am just about finished with Bob Spitz' "The Saucier's Apprentice," and need another book to get started on immediately following.
Of course, I've wanted to get your book since I first read about it months ago, but it wasn't til reading your latest post that I was reminded of that fact -- and just in the nick of time, too, when I am just about out of savory foodie reading!

8:45 PM, January 12, 2010  
Anonymous molly said...

Turning over a new leaf, eh? Like the new header!

8:22 AM, January 13, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to contact you this way, but, I've been reading your blog for two years now, and actually have occasion to visit Seattle for a few days, and would LOVE to come to Delancy for dinner. Ordinarily, this would not be an issue, but, I come with an allergy to tomatoes... I've read in your sample menu, that you have some alternatives, yet, as it is a sample menu, and I'd like to make reservations, shall I just call and see? I didn't want to trouble anyone at a busy time, so thought that this could be the best way to go about it... sorry if it's an inconvenience.

3:00 PM, January 18, 2010  
Anonymous jessiev said...

YAY!! happy new year! thanks for enriching our lives (and meals)...

7:28 PM, January 18, 2010  
Blogger Molly said...

Anonymous, re: tomato allergies, no problem! None of our current starters - we have four or five - has tomatoes right now, and we can easily do a pizza for you with no tomato sauce. Not to worry! We'd love to have you.

10:10 AM, January 19, 2010  
OpenID mollycorinne said...

So cute! What kind of dog do you have?! Is he a rat terrier?

8:09 PM, February 01, 2010  
Anonymous cookeatlove said...

this looks fantastical...

4:48 AM, February 07, 2010  

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