Endless Feasts: Sixty Years of Writing from Gourmet

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Ruth Reichl
Allen & Unwin, 2002 - Cooking - 401 pages
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This sumptuous compendium of food and travel essays, culled from the archives of Gourmet magazine and introduced by Ruth Reichl, features beautifully rendered stories and unforgettable meals in the most interesting and unlikely places. Sprinkled with original recipes, Reichl's selections include M.F.K. Fisher on three Swiss inns, Ruth Harkness on consuming rare pheasants in Tibet, George Plimpton on breaking his tooth on a Haagen-Dazs bar, Joseph Wechsberg on the world's greatest pastry shop in Vienna, Robert P. Coffin on living off the land in Maine, and Madhur Jaffrey on childhood delicacies from Northern India.

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An eloquent but playful collection that appeals to the senses. Many of the authors in this book I have never heard of, but they contribute to a better understanding of flavour and the many ways we savour it. This is the book that drew me into food writing. Read full review

Endless feasts: sixty years of writing from Gourmet

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Drawing from the archives of Gourmet magazine, editor in chief Reichl (Comfort Me with Apples) has chosen a tempting collection of articles and essays that celebrate the pleasures of food and delights ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Ruth Reichl was born in New York City on January 16, 1948. In 1970, she graduated from the University of Michigan with a M.A. in art history. She became a food writer and magazine editor for New West magazine. Later she worked for the Los Angeles Times, first as the restaurant editor and then food editor. She received two James Beard Awards. In 1993, she moved back to New York to become the restaurant critic for The New York Times. She was the editor in chief of Gourmet Magazine for ten years. She is the author of the memoirs Garlic and Sapphires, Tender at the Bone, and Comfort Me with Apples and the novel Delicious! Her latest book, My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life, was published in 2015.

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