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Comfort Me with Apples by Ruth Reichl
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Oct 13, 08

really liked it

A beautifully written, inspiring book, full of amazing descriptions of food (though some foods, like boiled brain, don't sound all that appetizing) along with recipes that are woven into this story. This book is an autobiographical account of the author's early life as a restaurant critic. I found it compelling, but perhaps mainly because I had already read her second volume of life in NYC. This book I read chronologically out of order, but had already fell in love with the author, so her descriptions of affairs, pregnancies, joys, and burdens moved me. I'm not sure I would have been so moved if I hadn't already been introduced to her in a more purely food-oriented piece. Anyways, I loved this book; I love her! I want to eat at her house for dinner. I'd even give up vegetarianism for one night, because she truly makes eating dinner sound like such a sensual, life-altering experience.
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