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Ruth Reichl

Biography

Ruth Reichl

Ruth Reichl is the bestselling author of the memoirs TENDER AT THE BONE, COMFORT ME WITH APPLES, GARLIC AND SAPPHIRES and FOR YOU, MOM, FINALLY; the novel DELICIOUS!; and, most recently, the cookbook MY KITCHEN YEAR. She was editor in chief of Gourmet magazine for 10 years. Previously she was the restaurant critic for The New York Times and served as the food editor and restaurant critic for the Los Angeles Times. She has been honored with six James Beard Awards for her journalism, magazine feature writing and criticism. She lives in upstate New York with her husband and two cats.

Ruth Reichl

Books by Ruth Reichl

by Ruth Reichl - Food, Memoir, Nonfiction

When Condé Nast offered Ruth Reichl the top position at America’s oldest epicurean magazine, she declined. She was a writer, not a manager, and had no inclination to be anyone’s boss. But Reichl had been reading Gourmet since she was eight; it had inspired her career. How could she say no? This is the story of a former Berkeley hippie entering the corporate world and worrying about losing her soul. It is the story of the moment restaurants became an important part of popular culture, a time when the rise of the farm-to-table movement changed, forever, the way we eat.

by Ruth Reichl - Fiction

Soon after Billie Breslin takes a job at Delicious!, New York’s most iconic food magazine is abruptly shut down. Billie agrees to stay on in the empty office, maintaining the hotline for reader complaints in order to pay her bills. In a hidden room in the magazine’s library, Billie finds a cache of letters written during World War II. They provide her with a feeling of deep connection to the young writer whose courage in the face of hardship inspires her to come to terms with her fears.