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Food Writer

Writer. Eater. Cook. Former Gourmet editor.

Discovering New Things: Our Latest Favorite Books — Booksellers learn a lot from working with one another. Someone who might never pick up a book of poetry may learn to like it, based on the recommendation of a colleague. Die-hard fiction readers may get talked into trying a thrilling biography. We have fun making this list every month, because we love finding out what...

Ruth Reichl's Search for the Perfect Biscuit — A few months ago my friend Nancy Silverton asked if I would test her biscuit recipe. "Sure," I said, failing to hear the warning bells that should have started clanging when she asked the next question. "Do you have a yardstick?" I did not. "I'll lend you mine," she said.
Oct 30, 2015

@ruthreichl on the best biscuits in the land: her homecooked ones (simple) vs @NancySilverton's (complex/worth it):

On the Table: Heartlandia, Crossroads, Brunch at Bobby’s, and More — On the Table: Heartlandia, Crossroads, Brunch at Bobby's, and More by Tracey T. : Welcome to the biggest cookbook season of the year! September, October, and November rival the entire rest of the year with new cookbook releases. My fellow book buyers and I cooked from a selection of cookbooks, and I've reviewed them below.

Your Inner Zen Chef Isn't Afraid of Failure — Cooking is a big part of what makes us human, says legendary food writer Ruth Reichl. And just as we err in all other facets of life, to make mistakes while learning to cook is only natural. In fact, it's through these small bits of failure that we improve in our abilities and heighten our passions for food.
Oct 16, 2015

RT @bigthink: 'Your Inner Zen Chef Isn't Afraid of Failure': Advice from legendary foodie @ruthreichl!

My kitchen, myself: How cooking brought former Gourmet editor Ruth Reichl back to life — In her new memoir, My Kitchen Year, excerpted below, former Gourmet editor Ruth Reichl reflects on the magazine's devastating shutdown while she was at the helm - and how cooking brought her back to life.

The New Tsar by Steven Lee Myers — The epic tale of the rise to power of Russia's current president-the only complete biography in English - that fully captures his emergence from shrouded obscurity and deprivation to become...

Delicious! - Random House Books — Eleven Years Later When Jake Newberry asked me to cook for him, I froze. "Something wrong?" He swept a strand of silver hair out of his eyes and gave me his famous cool blue stare. "I'm not applying for a position in the test kitchen."
May 11, 2015

RT @RHReadersCircle: Enter to win 12 copies of culinary icon @RuthReichl’s debut novel, DELICIOUS!, along w/a $200 @LeCreuset gift card:…

May 12, 2015

Paperback Delicious! now on sale. Win 12 copies, plus a $200 gift certificate to @lecreuset:…

May 18, 2015

RT @penguinrandom: Enter to win 12 copies of culinary icon @RuthReichl’s debut novel, DELICIOUS!, along w/a $200 @LeCreuset gift card:

Tiny Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Skirt Steak Fajitas with Lime and Black Pepper Recipe — Photo by: Romulo Yanes Accompaniment Special equipment: Prepare grill for cooking. Thread onions onto skewers (or put in grill basket), then brush with 1/2 tablespoon oil and season with salt and pepper. When fire is medium-hot (you can hold your hand 5 inches above rack for 3 to 4 seconds), grill onions, turning occasionally, until tender, 16 to 20 minutes.

Chestnut Ravioli with Sage Browned Butter Recipe — Coarsely chop chestnuts. Cook pancetta in 3 tablespoons butter in a large heavy saucepan over moderate heat, stirring, until crisp on edges, about 5 minutes. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until onion is softened. Add chestnuts and water and simmer, stirring, until liquid is reduced by half. Discard garlic.
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Nov 30, 2015

Today's Gift Guide suggestion: the best $10 present I know.…

Nov 29, 2015

Today's Gift Guide is up. The perfect present for people you want to impress.…

Nov 29, 2015

Cold. Gray. Household sleeps on. Cats venture outside; scurry in. Plump pumpkin pancakes. Apple syrup. Clementine juice. Morning in orange.

Nov 28, 2015

Today's gift guide suggestion: a superbird for the fowl lover.…

Nov 28, 2015

In the Berkshires? I'll be at Rubiner's in Great Barrington today at one, signing books. Let's meet - and share some fantastic cheese.

Nov 28, 2015

RT @linderafarms: @ruthreichl If your readers are looking to to buy the vinegars, check out @foodlyn, they're doing some great work!…

Nov 28, 2015

Strange misty morning. Hills vanished; landscape reduced to shades of gray. Sauteed stuffing: sausage, chestnuts, herbs. Hot gravy. Holiday.

Nov 27, 2015

It's back! The 2015 Gift Guide starts today. Every cook you know will be grateful to add this to the pantry.

Nov 27, 2015

Cool. Bright. Full house. Rich pancakes. Apple syrup. Smoky bacon. Local eggs. Cranberry cake. Stuffing. Clementines. Thanksgiving lingers.

Nov 26, 2015

Scent of apples, cherries, pecans and apples swirls through the kitchen. Hints of butter, sugar. Four pies cooling. Happy Thanksgiving!

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