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Tender at the Bone Love this kind of book a memoir revolving around food Tells of Ruth s childhood, college, working in restaurants, getting married and family life All her stories have food at the heart of them, and it s all pretty cute and cosy. I had a whole review written and ready to be posted when I accidentally trashed it Grrr Just let it be known, Reichl is one of my all time favorite food writers She could write the telephone book and it would be wonderful NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFor Better Or Worse, Almost All Of Us Grow Up At The Table It Is In This Setting That Ruth Reichl S Brilliantly Written Memoir Takes Its Form For, At A Very Early Age, Reichl Discovered That Food Could Be A Way Of Making Sense Of The World If You Watched People As They Ate, You Could Find Out Who They Were Tender At The Bone Is The Story Of A Life Determined, Enhanced, And Defined In Equal Measure By Unforgettable People, The Love Of Tales Well Told, And A Passion For Food In Other Words, The Stuff Of The Best Literature The Journey Begins With Reichl S Mother, The Notorious Food Poisoner Known For Ever As The Queen Of Mold, And Moves On To The Fabled Mrs Peavey, Onetime Balti Socialite Millionaress, Who, For A Brief But Poignant Moment, Was Retained As The Reichls Maid Then We Are Introduced To Monsieur Du Croix, The Gourmand, Who So Understood And Yet Was Awed By This Prodigious Child At His Dinner Table That When He Introduced Ruth To The Souffl , He Could Only Exclaim, What A Pleasure To Watch A Child Eat Her First Souffl Then, Fast Forward To The Politically Correct Table Set In Berkeley In The 1970s, And The Food Revolution That Ruth Watched And Participated In As Organic Became The Norm But This Sampling Doesn T Do This Character Rich Book Justice After All, This Is Just A Taste.Tender At The Bone Is A Remembrance Of Ruth Reichl S Childhood Into Young Adulthood, Redolent With The Atmosphere, Good Humor, And Angst Of A Sensualist Coming Of Age.BONUS This Edition Includes An Excerpt From Ruth Reichl S Delicious I like reading challenges because, every now and then, you get lucky and you stumble on something you would never read otherwise This book is the perfect example, if you, like me, thought that food memoirs would be boring and uninspiring, try this book It s a delicious memoirs sprinkled with exq I m not normally a big fan of books about food They always leave me cursing my limited culinary abilities and hungry for foods that are far outside of my price range, not to mention excluded by various personal dietary choices I likely never would have picked up anything by Ruth Reichl had I not found myself uncharacteristically bookless while lounging in the park this past weekend and in need of diversion Fortunately a friend had a copy of this deep in the bottom of her bag and I was able to I m not normally a big fan of books about food They always leave me cursing my limited culinary abilities and hungry for foods that are far outside of my price range, not to mention excluded by various personal dietary choices I likely never would have picked up anything by Ruth Reichl had I not found myself uncharacteristically bookless while lounging in the park this past The culinary memoirs I ve read prior to this one have been written by a different sort of chef Julia Child, Jacques P pin, Marcus Samuelsson With that kind of background, it s probably not too surprising that I feel let down by Reichl s first memoir The beginnings of both the book and her life were pretty good Interesting, fun, funny, and one anecdote seemed to lead to the next easily The stories of Alice and Aunt Birdie were the best parts of the book My main complaint with the early ye Th This is a memoir built around food and as Reichl put it, she decided that instead of pictures she d give recipes throughout to paint a picture of her relationships The Author s Note tells us, Everything here is true, but it may not be entirely factual In some cases I have compressed events in others I have made two people into one I have occasionally embroidered That sort of thing usually bugs the hell out of me It didn t here Maybe because Reichl was open about it from the beginning This is a memoir built around food and as Reichl put it, she decided that instead of pictures she d give recipes throughout to paint a picture of her relationships The Author s Note tells us, Everything here is true, but Let me say first of all that this book made me realize sadly just how dull my own life has been Ruth Reichl has certainly had an interesting and rather bohemian lifestyle, picking up and traveling here and there without much deliberation and tasting all manner of exotic dishes There s a real sense of joy in that The freedom The unconventionality Since cooking is most definitely NOT my thing, the recipes were i Having thoroughly enjoyed Garlic and Sapphires, I was thrilled to find this first of Reichl s memoirs on the 2 for 3 table at Barnes Noble.In the preface, Reichl admits to modifying certain stories for dramatic effect But unless she s made entire years out of whole cloth, she s lived one hell of an interesting life Throughout it all, the power of a meal sometimes spectacular, sometimes spectacularly bad has been a constant.And to be honest, I don t care if the tale s been embroider Having thoroughly enjoyed Garlic and Sapphires, I was thrilled to find this first of Reichl s memoirs on the 2 for 3 table at Barnes Noble.In the preface, Reichl admits to modifying certain stories for dramatic effect But unless she s made entire years out of whole cloth, she s lived one hell of an interesting life Throughout it all, the power of a meal sometimes spectacular, sometimes spectacularly bad has been a constant.And to be honest, I don t Charming and amusing account of how food critic Reichl got tuned into cooking through her family experiences and explorations in her young adult period Her manic depressive mother was hopeless as a cook, even dangerous, as when she wasn t using canned ingredients, she used bargain foods dangerously past their expiration dates Instead, her inspiration came from an elderly aunt and her maid What she learned at an early age she used to great advantage in her teen years to draw a good social crow Charming and amusing account of how food critic

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