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Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl
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Jul 31, 08

bookshelves: food
Recommended for: food lovers
Read in July, 2008

What a life! Being banished to learn French at a boarding school in Montreal? Lunatic New York mother fixing spoiled sea urchin and suckling pig? Traipsing through Morocco? Working and living in lunatic communes in Berkeley? And all the while eating, eating, eating.
Ruth Reichl lives to cook and eat and feed people. Not a shabby life!
I liked this MUCH better than her [Comfort Me With Apples] by the way. Call me wimpy but... coming of age, getting married, finding your life passion-- that's a much more comforting story than having affairs, getting divorced, losing a child but then overcoming all odds and making do...
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Ann I agree with you completely--I didn't like Comfort me with Apples nearly as much. So upsetting at times, and since it wasn't a novel, I somehow couldn't just roll my eyes and put it down. Ah, who am I kidding, I find her life fascinating anyway. Have you read Garlic and Sapphires? Interesting stuff...


Rebecca I liked Garlic and Sapphires. I read it on the plane to Vancouver and I blame it for the spectacularly budget-blowing food orgy we had there. :)
She makes me want to try things like fois gras (sp?) and truffles. Ridiculous! :)


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