AUTHOR: Ruth Reichl
PUBLISHER: Random House Audio
PUB. YEAR: 2019
Format: audio download
Rating - 4.5/5
Ruth Reichl was a food writer and restaurant critic for the NY Times and later became the editor & chief of Gourmet magazine; this is her gourmet memoir. What a delight this memoir was and the fact that the author reads the audio version made it all the more personal. She definitely knows how to write in a manner that appeals to the readers senses.
Her story is peppered with tantalizing recipes and, I now feel like I have to get my hands on the print version to perhaps try a few of the recipes she mentions. What an interesting life Ruth Reichl has lived and, I loved that she reflects about her mother might have finally been proud of her since as a child, she never felt like she could please her mother who suffered from mental illness. I also enjoyed the interesting behind the scenes tidbits about the publishing industry and how the food world has changed over the years. Readers do not have to be a gourmet themselves to enjoy this memoir.
Audio book download was provided free of charge by the publisher in exchange for my unbiased review.