Ruth Reichl

Ruth Reichl

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in New York, The United States
January 16, 1948




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Ruth Reichl is an American food writer, the editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine and culinary editor for the Modern Library.
Born to parents Ernst and Miriam (née Brudno), she was raised in New York City and spent time at a boarding school in Montreal. She attended the University of Michigan, where she met her first husband, the artist Douglas Hollis. She graduated in 1970 with a M.A. in art history.

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I can't resist antique kitchen utensils, which is why I have so many cast iron pots. Lately I've been looking for a copper egg white bowl because I have a strong urge to make zabaglione. But my most recent find here in my rented kitchen in LA was this little beauty: a well-seasoned iron popover pan.

Popovers are descended from Yorkshire Pudding; the first recorded recipe appeared in 1737 in Th...

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May 2014, Ruth Reichl
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“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.”
Ruth Reichl

“Anyone who thinks they're too grown up or too sophisticated to eat caramel corn, is not invited to my house for dinner”
Ruth Reichl

“Every restaurant is a theater, and the truly great ones allow us to indulge in the fantasy that we are rich and powerful. When restaurants hold up their end of the bargain, they give us the illusion of being surrounded by servants intent on ensuring our happiness and offering extraordinary food.
But even modest restaurants offer the opportunity to become someone else, at least for a little while. Restaurants free us from mundane reality; that is part of their charm. When you walk through the door, you are entering neutral territory where you are free to be whoever you choose for the duration of the meal.”
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