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by Ruth Reichl

eBook Comfort Me With Apples download ISBN: 0375417230
Author: Ruth Reichl
Publisher: Random House Audio; Abridged edition (April 10, 2001)
Language: English
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Category: Biography
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Comfort Me with Apples book. Comfort Me with Apples picks up Reichl's story in 1978, when she puts down her chef's toque and embarks on a career as a restaurant critic. Her pursuit of good food and good company leads her to New York and China, France and Los Angeles, In this delightful sequel to her bestseller Tender at the Bone, Ruth Reichl returns with more tales of love, life, and marvelous meals.

Comfort Me with Apples: More Adventures at the Table. by Angelo M. Pellegrini · Mario Batali · Ruth Reichl. First issued in 1948, when soulless minute steaks and quick casseroles were becoming the norm, The Unprejudiced Palate inspired a seismic culinary shift in how America eats.

This book went by fast! I took it with me on a 5 hour train ride and was pretty much able to finish the whole thing.

I even have her "mmmmm:A Feastiary" cookbook, a sort of tribute to the group living days of the late 60's and early 70's. The truth is I love everything Ruth Reichl, from her lifestyle through everything she writes. This book went by fast! I took it with me on a 5 hour train ride and was pretty much able to finish the whole thing. She is such a charming, smart writer and her wit really shines in her hilarious yet genuine stories. This is a part 2 to her Tender at the Bone and it's incredible how much she has gone through to be to where she is today.

Comfort Me with Apples, Reichl, Ruth. As a memento of her time at the Times she gives us this wonderful book, which is funny-at times laugh-out-loud funny-and smart and wise. -Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post.

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In her bestselling memoirs Ruth Reichl has long illuminated the theme of how food defines us, and never more so than in her dazzling fiction debut about sisters, family ties . Comfort Me with Apples.

In her bestselling memoirs Ruth Reichl has long illuminated the theme of how food defines us, and never more so than in her dazzling fiction debut about sisters, family ties, and a young woman who must finally let go of guilt and grief to embrace her own true gifts. Billie Breslin has travelled far from her California home to take a job at Delicious, the most iconic food magazine in New York and, thus, the world.

Trailblazing food writer and beloved restaurant critic Ruth Reichl took the job (and the risk) of a lifetime when she entered the glamorous, high-stakes world of magazine publishing

Trailblazing food writer and beloved restaurant critic Ruth Reichl took the job (and the risk) of a lifetime when she entered the glamorous, high-stakes world of magazine publishing. This is the rare case of an amazing writer living an amazing life. When Condé Nast offered Ruth Reichl the top position at America’s oldest epicurean magazine, she declined. I loved the idea of being present, but hidden. And I loved the bright colors. I mean, with a title like that it had to be blue, right? Comfort Me with Apples: More Adventures at the Table.

She lives in upstate New York with her husband and two cats. More from Ruth Reichl. More Adventures at the Table. Published by Random House Trade Paperbacks -. Paperback E-Book.

Reichl writes with gusto, and her story has all the ingredients of a modern fairy tale: hard work, weird food, and endless curiosity. -The New Yorker "So many memoirs annoy by telling either too much or too little. Each story affirms desire to get beyond the surface, even as she celebrates its unlikely depths.

In Ruth Reichl’s latest book — one that will delight her fans and convert those as yet uninitiated to her charming tales — the author brings to life her adventures in pursuit of good meals and good company. Picking up where Tender at the Bone leaves off, Comfort Me with Apples recounts Reichl’s transformation from chef to food writer, a process that led her through restaurants from Bangkok to Paris to Los Angeles and brought lessons in life, love, and food.It is an apprenticeship by turns delightful and daunting, one told in the most winning and engaging of voices. Reichl’s anecdotes from a summer lunch with M.F.K. Fisher, a mad dash through the produce market with Wolfgang Puck, and a garlic feast with Alice Waters are priceless. She is unafraid — even eager — to poke holes in the pretensions of food critics, making each meal a hilarious and instructive occasion for novices and experts alike. The New York Times has said, “While all good food critics are humorous .. few are so riotously, effortlessly entertaining as Ruth Reichl.” In Comfort Me with Apples, Reichl once again demonstrates her inimitable ability to combine food writing, humor, and memoir into an art form.From the Hardcover edition.
Comments: (7)
I am in the middle of this book, and I can't put it down! I'm somewhat of a food lover, and so is a friend of mine, and while on vacation I went to a local thrift store and stumbled upon Tender at the Bone, Ruth Reichl's first book, and fell in love with her life story, and found myself being taken on a journey of discovery of life, food, and places. I immediately looked up other books by her, and found the next novel, Comfort me with Apples on Amazon, and I have to say that I'm being taken on one heck of a roller coaster ride through her marriage, her personal self discovery journey, and again new places, new dishes, and wondering what she will do next!
I have described the scenes unfolding in just the first few chapters to many of my friends, leaving their mouths watering, and minds intrigued to know more. I can't pass on my books as they contain recipes I intend to make.
I encourage you if you haven't read any of Ruth Reichl's novels, please get one and dive into her world, feed your senses with her knack story-telling that will take you places that you can almost see, smell , and then taste the very foods that made her who she is today!
I was do disappointed by this book.

First, I should say that I love Ruth Reichl. Her other books charmed me utterly and made my mouth water. So I was certain I'd love this one too and when I saw it on sale for Kindle, I grabbed it right away.

Unfortunately, though, it simply wasn't for me.

What I was expecting was a memoir about food, and while there is certainly some food in the book, the book is actually mostly about the author's affairs and crumbling marriage. It's a topic I find difficult and painful and I never would have picked up this book if I'd known what it was actually about. I made it about 45% of the way into the book according to Kindle before I put it down in bitter disappointment, realizing that it wasn't going to turn into a book about food and leave behind the ever-present infidelity storyline anytime soon.

All that said, if you like Reichl's writing - the writing is still good. If you want to read about a series of affairs with a smattering of meals throughout, this may be a book for you. But if you, like me, were expecting a celebration of food and life, this is NOT it. Go grab Reichl's Garlic and Sapphires instead.
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Absolutely love Ruth Reichl. She's a foodie and an amazing writer... combines two of my favorite things! This book is part of a trilogy about her own life story (including "Tender to the Bone" and "Garlic and Sapphires"). Own all three and this was my favorite. Ms.Reichl's writing style is easy to read without seeming simplistic. Great book for an easy read before bed or a vacation on the beach. Highly recommend!
Song of Songs is the source for the title. "Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love." This sequel to Tender at the Bone takes up where the book stops and describes Reichl gradual rise from writer for a small publication to Gourmet magazine. Along the way, she has lovers, discards one husband to take another, has and loses a beloved child. Told with honesty and interspersed with recipes, it is almost impossible to put down.
I never thought any book could compare to Delicious by the same author, but this book was equally as great. She writes in a way that I can taste and smell the experience, feel the pain, the joy, the excitement!
so I would give this 3.5 stars. It was a pleasant & easy read with some insight of the developing foodie scene at the time. I enjoyed that recipes were included, but some of them are very basic. The name dropping was interesting & I would have loved to have learned more about Alice Waters for one & other major chefs. And also, more about being a restaurant critic-- But this book is Ruth's own personal story. Very poignant & again, personal and her journey in finding out what was most important to her in life.
Love the Ruth Reichl books! Ordered Tender at the Bone, Comfort Me with Apples and Garlic and Sapphires years ago. I recently ordered them for two friends who are foodies.
I simply like her books. I am a contemporary; I grew up in California; I know much of what she is talking about in food and restaurants, except I watched it from the sidelines and she vividly participated. She was courageous in making the contacts she has with people like Alice Waters and Wolfgang Puck, and in providing herself with the right experiences to develop her career. This is a book about growing up, about following a passion, as well as about food and restaurants. I enjoyed it immensely.