Oct 08, 08
Recommended to Alissa by:
Stephanie, Maya, Meghan, Diana, Julie, Natalie, Lisa, Elaine, Linda
read count: 7?
I've already read this book about, oh, maybe six or seven times, but I always come back to it when I want a familiar and comforting book, like I did recently. Ruth Reichl is the editor of Gourmet magazine and was the food critic for the NY Times. This book--the first of three (so far, as I hear a fourth is coming out--is about how Ruth came from a home with a bipolar mother who would inadventently give guests food poisoning, mostly by serving expired and spoiled food. This book is a collection of short essays in chronological order that highlight certain points in Reichl's life in which she learns more about food and how it affects people and her. If you're looking for a nice, easy read with a nice voice and recipes (the brownie one is pretty good), you might be up for this one.