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Orangette
December 29, 2013
10:01 am
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noisette

Sorry for the double post, having browser issues lately! 

December 29, 2013
11:12 am
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Flyest B***h at Stilts Camp
Feline Porklord
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April 28, 2013

Yeah, in the article, Shauna is actually congratulating Molly on Feeding Her Safely(TM) at her shower. Because at other, lesser showers, the focus is on the baby instead of feeling Shauna safely.

December 29, 2013
12:17 pm
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gobias some coffee
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June 29, 2013

mange said
Yeah, in the article, Shauna is actually congratulating Molly on Feeding Her Safely(TM) at her shower. Because at other, lesser showers, the focus is on the baby instead of feeling Shauna safely.

It speaks volumes that the Orangette thread quickly turned into another snark fest about GFG. 

December 29, 2013
2:12 pm
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Fondles Sourdough
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June 23, 2012

Ah, I misremembered. Shauna does that backhanded compliment thing so often that I assumed it was the case again here. But it does show her narcissism that her dietary restrictions are more important than the guest of honor for whom the party was in the first place. <– I feel like that sentence is not structurally sound…

December 29, 2013
3:56 pm
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Flyest B***h at Stilts Camp
Feline Porklord
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April 28, 2013

It speaks volumes that the Orangette thread quickly turned into another snark fest about GFG. 

Well, Shauna IS the Alpha and the Omega of pretentious food bloggers. Her influence is widespread. Yes.

December 29, 2013
4:56 pm
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February 21, 2012

My friends, kind as always, asked the caterers to make this feast. They also asked them to make sure it was made in a clean space, without fear of cross-contamination. A few of the dishes contained soy sauce, which contains wheat, but everyone in the kitchen knew exactly which ones they were. Other than that, there was no fuss, no feeling that I could only eat part of this meal.

I was the only person there who needed to be gluten-free. But my friends wanted to share this feast with me, too. So they created a baby shower no one will ever forget and a feast I will always remember.

 

Baby?  What baby?  It's all about feeding Shauna safely!

January 5, 2014
5:40 pm
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HEY GURL!
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Meows: 50
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August 11, 2013

sadiesue said
I really like her podcast called Spilled Milk. It is very funny and completely different than her Orangette voice more down to earth and irreverent. . It's a pity she doesn't share that side of herself on her blog. 

 

I gave her podcast a listen awhile back (not much food-based podcast that I enjoy) and I was very surprised at her persona. She comes off so pretentious and bordering depressive on her blog, yet I found her on Spilled Milk to be funny and well, she actually had a personality.

 

With that said, I still subscribe to her blog and mostly skim through her posts. Oh and I have yet to make one of her recipes..

January 6, 2014
8:13 pm
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pyramid top
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November 29, 2011

I like Orangette, hers is one of the first food blogs I read.  The writing always seemed earnest to me, but now that I've read a bunch of others with sentimental stories with each recipe it does seem a little derivative.  I think it's suffered a little from not being regularly updated since she had the baby, but the recipes are pretty reliable and they were good beginner recipes for when I was learning to cook in college.

January 8, 2014
1:29 pm
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Twitter Colleague

I think what I like most about Orangette/Molly is her restraint.  

It seems like so many food bloggers fall into the "must post everyday" trap (brown eyed baker, iowa girl eats, etc) and their content becomes less deliberate and more forced.  Maybe it is because Molly has so many other things going on in her life (two restaurants, book, baby, etc) but I think she's really gotten the formula down.

January 8, 2014
1:48 pm
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astronaut mike dexter
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March 28, 2012

^^ this.  I do find her writing overly earnest sometimes, but I have a hard time snarking on her much simply because her blog is just a blog for her.  It's gotten her significant exposure in the food world and arguably launched her writing career, but it's not a cash cow, she doesn't run ads or do sponsorships.  It's really just her posting a recipe whenever she feels like it.  As gross as I find the association with GFG, I respect Molly a lot overall.  

January 16, 2014
3:29 pm
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CyanOchre

Orangette is an attractive blog and was well-written when it began, but it was sort of a novelty. Now the style is just too pretentious and annoying.

That said, I think food blogs in general have peaked. There was almost a blog counterculture 7-8 years ago. Blogs are so mainstream now, and so corporate. It's hard for independent bloggers for Molly W. to stand out today.

January 20, 2014
1:45 pm
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I like to watch Dr Phil drunk
Feline Porklord
Meows: 1869
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October 25, 2012

I made her pear & brown sugar clafoutis and it wasn't good at all. 

January 28, 2014
6:09 pm
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CyanOchre

Sorry to hear that. She seems like a decent person, and I wish her well. I just haven't found her writing that appealing. Maybe it's an age thing.



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