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Orangette
March 23, 2014
9:01 pm
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Angelle
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March 21, 2014

I read her book a year ago, and loved it. I think I read half of it in one night. She seems warm and approachable. I haven't read much of her blog, but I had planned to.

March 25, 2014
11:22 am
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Feral Cat
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I've been a long time Orangette reader, and I've made a lot of her recipes and I really like most of them. I've incorporated a lot of them into my rotation and people always ask me where I found the recipe. She usually gets her recipes from other sources and "tweaks" them–just barely, though. The blog used to be much better before they opened the restaurant, but I'd say monthly/bi-monthly quality posts versus weekly crap is better.

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March 27, 2014
2:52 pm
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Digestive Heroics
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I think there's something profoundly gag-worthy about having written two memoirs before age 35. 

fka bossyboots
March 28, 2014
10:27 am
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Digestive Heroics said

I think there's something profoundly gag-worthy about having written two memoirs before age 35. 

Put like that, it does seem a bit much. I'm still tempted to preorder the new one though…

May 15, 2014
11:55 pm
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dear reader i am dead
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man, i used to really like orangette as well. i agree that the blog has dropped off in quantity of posts (understandable) and quality/relatable-ness (a little annoying) since the restaurants and the baby. 

 

i live in seattle and used to live in the neighborhood her and brandon's restaurants are in (i think they live there too but i'm not sure). there's a busy drawbridge that is one of the main points of entry to this neighborhood and there's a yield lane that merges that can get quite backed up in the evenings. i was in the car with my mom one evening and we noticed a car trying to cut us (instead of yield as we had the right of way). i look over and i see MOLLY glaring at us. jeez! it was kind of hilarious but as fairly well-known local food personality (or lack of) it was a bit surprising. oh well!

 

i do appreciate that she's not endlessly whiny or self-congratulatory a la gluten-free girl and many others, but there's something about her written tone that bugs me. i do agree with other commenters that spilled milk with matthew is great. i think her blog bugs me because so much of it is repetitive but only because she points it out! girl, i would NOT remember that you posted a granola recipe in 2008. you like granola and you make it a lot and you're a food blogger — go 'head and have 5+ granola recipes on your blog! i also get annoyed by her constant mentions of the crazy places/times she's doing payroll. i mean sure, i presume you do it twice a month as most businesses do, but they don't exactly have a huge staff. i think she's over the whole restaurant biz (and has admitted as much) but it does seem like brandon's pretty into it.

 

delancey and essex are really great if anyone gets a chance to go to them. brandon seems very sweet and earnest and sometimes you see molly stopping by with june who is too cute.

May 27, 2014
6:08 pm
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like seriously

dear reader i am dead said  
i do appreciate that she's not endlessly whiny or self-congratulatory a la gluten-free girl and many others, but there's something about her written tone that bugs me. i do agree with other commenters that spilled milk with matthew is great. i think her blog bugs me because so much of it is repetitive but only because she points it out! girl, i would NOT remember that you posted a granola recipe in 2008. you like granola and you make it a lot and you're a food blogger — go 'head and have 5+ granola recipes on your blog! i also get annoyed by her constant mentions of the crazy places/times she's doing payroll. i mean sure, i presume you do it twice a month as most businesses do, but they don't exactly have a huge staff. i think she's over the whole restaurant biz (and has admitted as much) but it does seem like brandon's pretty into it.

 

I'm on the fence about her blog. I loved it at first, but after repeated apologetic, self conscious, but enthusiastic postings about scones, soup, cookies, and granola, I wonder if she knows how to cook. Either she only writes about a handful of things on her blog or the woman is not very adventurous in the kitchen–which is fine, but when I see her kitchen featured in Saveur magazine, for example, I can't help but wonder, Why? What does she do in that kitchen that's truly noteworthy?

May 28, 2014
1:09 am
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Cereal Noper
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like seriously said

dear reader i am dead said  
i do appreciate that she's not endlessly whiny or self-congratulatory a la gluten-free girl and many others, but there's something about her written tone that bugs me. i do agree with other commenters that spilled milk with matthew is great. i think her blog bugs me because so much of it is repetitive but only because she points it out! girl, i would NOT remember that you posted a granola recipe in 2008. you like granola and you make it a lot and you're a food blogger — go 'head and have 5+ granola recipes on your blog! i also get annoyed by her constant mentions of the crazy places/times she's doing payroll. i mean sure, i presume you do it twice a month as most businesses do, but they don't exactly have a huge staff. i think she's over the whole restaurant biz (and has admitted as much) but it does seem like brandon's pretty into it.

 

I'm on the fence about her blog. I loved it at first, but after repeated apologetic, self conscious, but enthusiastic postings about scones, soup, cookies, and granola, I wonder if she knows how to cook. Either she only writes about a handful of things on her blog or the woman is not very adventurous in the kitchen–which is fine, but when I see her kitchen featured in Saveur magazine, for example, I can't help but wonder, Why? What does she do in that kitchen that's truly noteworthy?

I say this as someone who really likes Orangette, but I don't think she does anything noteworthy in the kitchen. To me, her entire appeal is that she's a great writer. She just has "it" that so many other blogs try to fake. (Of course this is subjective, and I'm sure others hate her writing. To each their own. And don't get me started on her terrible pictures!!) I have never read her for the recipes–I read her entirely for the skill and warmth of her prose.  I think that's what makes her a magazine darling. 

September 6, 2014
4:16 pm
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I like her books, I've liked every recipe I've made by her, and I LOVE the SpilledMilk podcast (like, a lot). But I have recently removed her blog from my Feedly, after realizing that I was eye-rolling over most of her posts. I think this mostly has to do with me; my husband is currently struggling to land the job that he just spent $$$$$ in school for, and my life is not all flowers and sunshine right now.

It gets irritating to read about her incredibly charmed life. When I went back and read A Homemade Life, even THAT annoyed me because I felt that she framed her father's death as this epic struggle for her. Losing a parent is hard for everyone, but it isn't exactly unusual, and everything else is like France! Champagne! Pilates classes! Cute perfect job! Cake!

tl;dr: She was much more relatable when I was twenty-two and hadn't dealt with any actual life struggles yet. I'll probably start enjoying her (always very good) writing again when my own wrinkles get ironed out (knock on wood).

September 7, 2014
5:56 pm
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RIP in PEACE
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I love her book and I still really enjoy her blog. I haven't listened to SpilledMilk, though it sounds like I should! I'm definitely looking forward to Delancey.

As for being relatable, I don't have a lot in common with her in any way, but I enjoy her writing and still like seeing her recipes. While she doesn't create the majority of the recipes, I know her mods are reliable, and that's really saying something in this age of food blogging. I don't need to see spectacular creations because I'm not likely to make that myself, either.

October 8, 2014
4:41 pm
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My left nipple

I am a longtime reader and I miss how Orangette used to be, but I understand that life changes and blogs change. Her banana cake recipe from 2006 is wonderful, and the story along with it is great too, about how she hated bananas (and everything else) as a kid.

http://orangette.blogspot.com/2006/10/big-bad-banana.html

October 9, 2014
2:41 pm
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Feral Cat
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My left nipple said
I am a longtime reader and I miss how Orangette used to be, but I understand that life changes and blogs change. Her banana cake recipe from 2006 is wonderful, and the story along with it is great too, about how she hated bananas (and everything else) as a kid.

http://orangette.blogspot.com/2006/10/big-bad-banana.html

She's just not the same anymore, is she?  I think the blog became pretty blah when they started to work on the restaurant.  Molly's writing took a back seat for a few years, which is kind of unfortunate, because she had said repeatedly that she never wanted to work in a restaurant.  Since then, she's backed away from the restaurant, but the blog never recovered. 

I check in about once a month, and I hardly ever read the entire post. She recently had a post where she opened with talking about lamb tacos, and I got really excited. An interesting recipe, instead of granola or popsicles! Then it turned out that she had a recipe for guacamole.  I was disappointed.

My old username was too gross
October 9, 2014
6:58 pm
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Snoogerbot
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March 28, 2012

I liked her more before I went to an event featuring her and David Lebovitz – conversation over lunch made from his recent cookbook.  She really didn't have time for anyone, seemed to monopolize the conversation (I thought we were supposed to be able to converse, too).  Didn't talk to any of us before lunch started, gave me a fake-ass smirk – no hi, no welcome, no nothing. I'm on the shy side, didn't expect to become BFFs or anything, but would've been nice to have been greeted.  I've met and known a lot of famous folks, well-to-do people, who don't hold themselves in such high regard.

Obviously, I wasn't impressed.  That baby, though, is majorly cute.

Plus…there is that friendship with the Gluten Free one.

October 12, 2014
11:46 am
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My left nipple said

I am a longtime reader and I miss how Orangette used to be, but I understand that life changes and blogs change. Her banana cake recipe from 2006 is wonderful, and the story along with it is great too, about how she hated bananas (and everything else) as a kid.

http://orangette.blogspot.com/2006/10/big-bad-banana.html

Thank you for this! Can't believed you remembered such a throwback recipe, must have turned out good. I have some overripe bananas and I will give this a try.

I loved loved Molly back in the day. Her blog was so unfussy and understated that the writing talent radiated. I bought her book right away and I think it's pretty much the only way we all will have a slice of old Molly in our life. It also imprinted on me how miraculously important family is to food memories.

Anything that evolves into prevention and spasmodic usually means I wean off which is a shame because she was my personal Wednesday Chef when everyone was kissing the ass of WC's writing and I couldn't connect, Molly was my generational voice. Guess I need Lena Dunham to start a food blog then!



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