Molly Wizenberg is the author of the wonderful Orangette cookery blog recently rated in the Times top 50 cookery blogs - wonderful not only because it makes you actually get off your backside and cook the recipes but also because she writes beautiful, personal, poetic prose about food and its associations for her. Every recipe comes with a story, usually about family or friends, often funny, occasionally very moving, particularly when she writes about her late father. The book is written in a very similar way to the blog - an introduction of a few pages then a recipe. As a result there are not a huge number of recipes in it but the writing is so good that I would be happy to read it without the recipes at all, and indeed was very annoyed that when I finished it, I had to hand it over to my other half (who is equally addicted to her writing) and so couldn't immediately begin it all over again. We are thinking of getting a second copy to avoid fights.
The one thing perhaps worth noting is that the writer is American and the recipes therefore use American measures and vocabulary.