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A Delightful Read for Foodies

A Delightful Read for Foodies

If you are in the throes of the craziness September and October bring to the life of a FACS teacher and want to just relax and read, here is a wonderful read for you. I just finished reading A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg (Published by Simon & Schuster.) Molly has had her own blog for 8 years called Orangette. The success of her blog (numerous and devoted followers!) encouraged her to write the book and to share more in depth. This is a woman who LOVES food, the people in her life, and Paris. In the book she shares many of her life experiences/relationships and the foods that related to part of her life. The book is warm, witty and easy to read. The recipes are delicious, clever and use many whole ingredients that you will have on hand. While reading the book during a cabin weekend, I decided to make the Dutch Baby Cakes. The recipe is not topped with syrup but with fresh squeezed lemon and powdered sugar. It was delicious!

If you don’t have time to read the book, check out the blog at You can read some excerpts from the book and have access to many fresh and inviting recipes. As a foods teacher, you may want to have people select different chapters of the book and make the recipe that goes along with the experience. Then, just like Molly, you could have the students write about an experience or relationship in their lives and write the recipe that has meaning with the experience. You could take it one step further by publishing the book/cookbook as a fund raiser for your program. If your school is into collaborative learning, perhaps you could be in cahoots with the Language Arts department for the editing of the assignment.

Whether you decide to use or not use it for your classroom, I hope you enjoy the book and take some time to relax!

What are some reads you would recommend to other FACS teachers?

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