Aug 30, 2021 • 1HR 1M

Molly Wizenberg's Typical-of-Her Mishmash Lunch of Potatoes, Zucchini, and Melted Cheese on Toast

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If there were a Mount Rushmore of food bloggers, Molly Wizenberg would definitely be on it. Her food blog, Orangette, was pioneering in the way that she fused together personal storytelling, atmospheric pictures, and recipe-writing (it won the James Beard Award in 2015 for Best Food Blog). Since then Molly's written three books -- A Homemade Life, Delancey, and her most recent, The Fixed Stars (now in paperback) -- as well as co-hosted the podcast, Spilled Milk, which is now in its eleventh years. In today's Lunch Therapy session, Molly talks about getting burned out with food writing, how she parents her daughter, June, food-wise, and what it was like to open up a restaurant without being emotionally equipped to do it. We also talk about the ethics of personal storytelling, what she considers oversharing, and what she teaches her students in her writing workshops.

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