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by Ruth Reichl | Read by Ruth Reichl

Ruth Reichl makes food sound decadent, luxurious, a pleasure to be savored in both the preparation and the eating. Hearing her will make listeners hungry, or make them want to run to the kitchen to cook something, or both. This is a cookbook as well as a chronicle of Reichl's year after Gourmet magazine folded, as she grieved that loss and tried to figure out what she should do next. Reichl finds comfort in the kitchen, and listeners hear a seasonal collection of recipes (a PDF is included) and anecdotes that lead us through her year. As she reads haiku-like Twitter posts and walks listeners through the recipes, Reichl's New York accent and genuine enthusiasm are welcoming. Her life sounds charmed, and listeners are bound to be, too. J.M.D. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine