Comfort Me with Apples More Adventures at the Table Review ë 8

Review Comfort Me with Apples More Adventures at the Table

Comfort Me with Apples More Adventures at the Table Review ë 8 ã [KINDLE] ✽ Comfort Me with Apples More Adventures at the Table ❁ Ruth Reichl – In this delightful seuel to her bestseller Tender at the Bone Ruth Reichl returns with tales of love life and marvelous meals Comfort Me Critic Her pursuit of good food and good company leads her to New York and China France and Los Angeles and her stories of cooking and dining with world famous chefs range from the madcap to the sublime Throughout it all Reichl makes each and every course a hilarious and C. 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 had been for food I actually like visions of unwashed unshaven unmarried people in flagrante would have killed my appetite For me the problem with these memoirs as with some of her recipes is content not style

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Omfort Me PDFEPUBinstructive occasion for novices and experts alike She shares some of her favorite recipes while also sharing the intimacies of her personal life in a style so honest and warm that readers will feel they are enjoying a conversation over a meal with a friend. 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 lostThough 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 phasesIn the beginning of Comfort Me With Apples Reichl finds herself embroiled in one extramarital affair after the other The breakdown of her marriage is sketched for the reader rather than drawn out in excruciating detail but that sketch is evocative and indeed excruciating anyway It's very clear to the reader what Reichl is giving up and how hard it is for her to make the decision to give it upAlso palpable though never stated outright is her bemusement at being swept into the LA food world of celebrity chefs and movie stars Perhaps that feeling comes from having read Tender At the BoneThe part of Comfort Me With Apples that will stay with me the longest is the part about Reichl's adopted daughter Gavi I can't imagine withstanding a loss like that Indeed I had no idea there was any such thing in Reichl's life She tells the story of her daughter with the awe inspiring level of self knowledge that seems to be a characteristic of her memoirsRuth Reichl knows food but Ruth Reichl also knows herself every strength and weakness every grace and meanness and she's not afraid to show us each aspect of her personality

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Comfort Me with Apples More Adventures at the TableIn this delightful seuel with Apples Kindle #212 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 toue and embarks on a career as a restaurant. 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 the heat I took another spoonful of soup and tasted citrus as if lemons had once gone gliding through and left their ghosts behind”