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Comfort Me With Apples: More Adventures at the Table

Ï Comfort Me With Apples: More Adventures at the Table ✓ Ruth Reichl - Comfort Me With Apples: More Adventures at the Table, Comfort Me With Apples More Adventures at the Table BONUS This edition contains a Comfort Me with Apples discussion guide In this delightful sequel to her bestseller Tender at the Bone Ruth Reichl returns with tales of love life and marvelous meals

  • Title: Comfort Me With Apples: More Adventures at the Table
  • Author: Ruth Reichl
  • ISBN: 9780375501951
  • Page: 365
  • Format: Hardcover

Ï Comfort Me With Apples: More Adventures at the Table ✓ Ruth Reichl, Comfort Me With Apples: More Adventures at the Table, Ruth Reichl, Comfort Me With Apples More Adventures at the Table BONUS This edition contains a Comfort Me with Apples discussion guide In this delightful sequel to her bestseller Tender at the Bone Ruth Reichl returns with tales of love life and marvelous meals Comfort Me with Apples picks up Reichl s story in when she puts down her chef s toque and embarks on a career as a restaurant critic Her purs Ï Comfort Me With Apples: More Adventures at the Table ✓ Ruth Reichl - Comfort Me With Apples: More Adventures at the Table, Comfort Me With Apples More Adventures at the Table BONUS This edition contains a Comfort Me with Apples discussion guide In this delightful sequel to her bestseller Tender at the Bone Ruth Reichl returns with tales of love life and marvelous meals

  • Ï Comfort Me With Apples: More Adventures at the Table ✓ Ruth Reichl
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Comfort Me With Apples: More Adventures at the Table

About "Ruth Reichl"

  1. Ruth Reichl

    Ruth Reichl is an American food writer, the editor in chief of Gourmet magazine and culinary editor for the Modern Library.Born to parents Ernst and Miriam n e Brudno , she was raised in New York City and spent time at a boarding school in Montreal She attended the University of Michigan, where she met her first husband, the artist Douglas Hollis She graduated in 1970 with a M.A in art history.

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  1. When I got on the plane, I didn t really know why I was going to Barcelona But I did now I needed to find out that sometimes even your best is not good enough And that in those times you have to give it everything you ve got And then move on In reading Reichl s culinary memoirs, I don t know how I skipped over this one This volume chronicles a momentous decade in her life that ultimately shaped her into the outstanding food writer and editor she is today Reading her previous books made a fan out [...]


  2. Reichl traces the rise of American foodie culture in the 1970s 80s Alice Waters and Wolfgang Puck through her time as a food critic for the Los Angeles Times, also weaving in personal history from a Berkeley co op with her first husband to a home in the California hills with her second after affairs and a sticky divorce Throughout she describes meals in mouth watering detail, like this Thai dish The hot pink soup was dotted with lacy green leaves of cilantro, like little bursts of breeze behind [...]


  3. By the time I was a quarter through this book I was freaking out bet that is a Berkley term I was telling myself, Don t judge Stop judging Take a deep cleansing breath, another It only helped so much I was definitely judging By the time Ruth and Doug have their honest conversation I was furious I had to keep telling myself, This is Ruth s life not yours, Doug is not your husband so you don t have to kill him I mean I was judging Ruth too, but man another Berkleyism I m sure Doug took the cake we [...]


  4. Ruth Reichl, food critic and former editor of Gourmet magazine, is a fluid and engaging writer Her stories about the early days of California Cuisine were interesting, as were the anecdotes involving people like Wolfgang Puck, Alice Waters, and the Aidells sausage guy before they became household names But too much of the book is about her personal life, which at this phase involved living in a commune in Berkeley and pursuing several extra marital affairs Even if all her descriptions of meals h [...]


  5. This followup to Reichl s first memoir, Tender At the Bone, is as lush as its predecessor, if a little sickening as a comforting marriage splinters, a self is reinvented, and a longed for child is gained and lost.Though she s well known for writing about food, Ruth Reichl is just as adept at writing about the self, particularly when the self is caught in unfamiliar, transitional phases.In the beginning of Comfort Me With Apples, Reichl finds herself embroiled in one extramarital affair after the [...]


  6. I liked the real foodie parts of this book, but it pretty quickly devolved into the sort of memoir where I felt somewhat aghast for Ruth s friends, family, former and current spouses, and lovers Yikes TMI It would have comforted me if she had stuck an apple in her mouth rather than telling me quite so much about her infidelities SPOILERS I don t know why this is so she just seemed so stupidly self destructive at some points and yet constantly fell forward into better and better jobs I really was [...]


  7. I just could not get into this book I have very little patience for people who want sympathy while living obviously self indulgent and absorbed lives.


  8. This book picks up right where Tender At The Bone left off, which was a great comfort to me I love nonfiction , but I am always left wondering what happened, and this satisfied my hunger for book And there is no surprise why Ruth Reichl is a great writer and I wanted In fact, after reading this book, I still want MORE I have found in my reading that second books by nonfiction authors tend to be honest, morose, and therefore sad than the first books This was no exception, but it was in a good [...]


  9. I would be embarrassed to read this in a public place, but it s a mindless read and I have a hard time resisting descriptions of food This is a good break up book so far all the romantic relationships Reichl describes crumble, and her writing is too cheesy for me to feel like she s a real person see Made From Scratch, the Sandra Lee memoirs , so it s pleasantly cathartic Plus recipes I shouldn t speak too soon, though Maybe she ll meet some amazing guy she s still with in an inspirational I need [...]


  10. A constant theme through restaurant critic Ruth Reichl s memoirs Comfort Me With Apples is of food and cooking being therapeutic it helps her go through difficult times, both professional and personal Chocolate cake for when she can t figure whether to stay with the husband she is still so deeply attached to, or move in with her lover Crab cakes for when she can t decide if she should take up a new job or not Mushroom soup to help her and her mother get over the death of Reichl s father Set in t [...]


  11. When I picked up this book for book club having not read the first , I never expected it to be as engaging as it was nor to have such a profound impact.In the beginning, I was drawn in by the author s engaging writing and beautiful descriptions of the food she encounters I also found myself captivated like someone watching a train wreck as she view spoiler cheats on her husband time and time again and then just floats in limbo in two relationships at once hide spoiler It s so unlike my own exper [...]


  12. Comfort Me With Apples is a good, racy read full of delicious stories from real life and a few actual recipes Ruth Reichl, renowned food writer, has lived a full and adventurous life, not all of it soothing This is the second memoir I confess I didn t read the first but am somewhat familiar with Reichl as a food celebrity and was curious what she might reveal about her life The book captured my interest and led me through some of the highs and lows of her life I think it helps to have an interes [...]


  13. 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 description [...]


  14. I read this book on one part of a flight, and ended up in tears on the plane Oh, she is such a beautiful writer, and just the type of writer that I love Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful I cannot recommend this book highly enough I kept reading sections to my foodie husband, and it was just a delight to, on top of that, read about berkeley and boonville and truckee living in oakland, my husband cooked at the boonville hotel, and my parents live in tahoe Her love stories are so beautiful [...]


  15. I didn t like this quite as much as Tender at the Bone or Garlic and Sapphires There wasn t as much food description, and I wasn t as interested in the details of Reichl s personal life here as I was in her childhood in TatB or her restaurant reviewing and sociological observations in GaS Still, there s much food goodness, and I like how she conveys her sense of comfort in food and eating.


  16. I wish I hadn t read this book I ended up not liking Ruth Reichl at all I loved Tender at the Bone, so when I saw this book at Costco I bought it on impulse I enjoyed maybe the first 1 3 or 1 2 after all, I lived on Channing Way in Berkeley in the 70s also and the book was an easy read, but she just seemed to make bad and then worse decisions in her personal life, and then justify each one, and eventually I realized I reading it just to finish the dang thing I might try some of the recipes, but [...]


  17. I really enjoy her writing style Even when I have absolutely no interest in eating the food she is describing, she makes it sound so wonderful, so I can enjoy it vicariously through her Reading her book is like sitting down with a friend for drinks great conversation, some laughs, some funny moments, and even a pearl of wisdom or two A nice way to spend some time A couple of the recipes looked like I might try them like Danny Kaye s lemon pasta, yum


  18. This book covers the beginning of Reichl s career as a food critic, but than that it covers some of her affairs and the disintegration of her marriage It was a bit cringey, and not enough about food for my taste, but still very readable.


  19. Entertaining, but shoddily written and kinda trashy Ruth Reichl s like the paperback romance novel writer of the professional food writing world Buy this book and Tender at the Bone at the airport, finish it on the plane, then leave it in the seat pocket in front of you.


  20. Author is a very gifted writer But this was a book about a bunch of really lost people focused on the wrong things in life I ended up feeling sorry for them.


  21. More great writing, great recipes.cially the one for baked swiss pumpkin It s become an annual fall dish.


  22. Over the past few years Food Writing Memoirs has become one of my favorite genres It s like reading an extended episode of Netflix s Chef s Table , which is as brilliant in storytelling as it is in cinematography Reichl s second memoir was easy to read, but offered some depth, seen mostly through her travels, and complex relationships What I often enjoy most in this genre are the descriptions of food, and Reichl s point of view as a food critic was very refreshing This book definitely hit the sp [...]


  23. This was a treat to read, an escape into an appreciation of good writing, good food, good living, and good loving with heavy doses of not so good of the last on the side Although it is truly hard to beat the sensuality of two food writers entwined in their craft and each other while immersed in an illicit affair in France And having lived and cooked and explored the joys and failures of 1970s back to the earth recipes in The Best Communal House in Philly, I really enjoyed hearing about hers in B [...]


  24. I m supposed to be reading this for book group, but I can t finish it I don t know if its fair to write a review, since I haven t finishedbut here I go anyway.If I were stuck with Ruth Reichl at a party and I had to listen to her droning on and on about her boring life, my eyes would glaze over and I would try to get away from her as soon as possible I don t care to hear about every course of every meal she has ever eaten I certainly don t care about her affair It was interesting to read about R [...]


  25. When I read non fiction, I sometimes am disappointed by how much is told about the author s personal life rather than about the topic I chose the book for in this case, food Yet in Ruth Reichl s life food plays such a big part, that you probably cannot write about one and not mention the other.I have never met Ruth Reichl, but from what I ve read this and also Garlic and Sapphires The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise she seems extremely likable and nice Therefore, I laughed and I cried with t [...]


  26. 4.00I really enjoy Ruth s writing style and her descriptions of food are amazing I might not want to actually eat what she is eating but the way she herself enjoys the food and describes the experience almost makes me think that maybe I could try it someday I did not enjoy this book as much as her first memoir, Tender at the Bone, simply because the subjects in this second memoir are challenging She discusses the death of her father, the extremely slow breakdown of her first marriage and divorc [...]


  27. Ruth Reichl wrote a trio of memoirs I read the first which was about her growing up years with her parents Comfort Me With Apples is the second in this trio This covers the period in her life, her marriage, beginning of her career, infidelities, divorce, remarriage, and a heartbreaking attempt at adoption of a little girl Her writing style just draws you in and I found it really hard to put this book down I felt she was very honest and didn t gloss over the things that put her in a bad light, or [...]


  28. Look, this book is templated on multiple MFK Fisher books Lots of cooking memoirs are personal reminiscence, recipe, personal reminiscence, recipe Could be that MFK is using someone else s template I don t know At any rate, the format is familiar, the stories pithy Danny Kaye was a gourmet cook, she chronicals a couple of affairs not with Danny Kaye , the recipes tempting Did it change my soul No Did it challenge my preconceptions No Was it a good read A good time was had by all.


  29. This is the second of three books about Ruth s life I loved this one as much as the other two This was a fun book to read because it reminded me of life in the 70 s and the values that were being explored Ruth lived in a commune where one roommate recycled EVERYTHING and everyone showed up on Sundays for her great cooking As a young woman she is married and starting her career working at Alice Water s restaurant and getting her first food review gig The book is also filled with great recipes


  30. Reichl writes so well about food, you can almost taste it And when she sticks to her food stories, it s fascinating The story of the disintegration of her marriage was sad and well written, but less interesting for me I loved her stories about MFK Fisher and Danny Kaye though.I m now reading Garlic and Sapphires, and loving it Mostly because I m really into the whole evolution of restaurant criticism I first got into reading them as an art form about 8 years ago and there really is a difference [...]


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