Gourmet Today

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Gourmet magazine editor-in-chief Ruth Reichl, talks about how the way we cook has changed more in the last 10 years than in the entire history of American food. The new cookbook Gourmet Today reflects the way we want to cook now.

Recipes from Gourmet Today. (PDF)

Event: Ruth Reichl will be signing copies of Gourmet Today, and Gourmet magazine executive editor John Willoughby will be giving demonstrations and serving snacks from the book
Tuesday, September 22nd, 6:00-8:00 pm
Williams-Sonoma, Columbus Circle


Ruth Reichl

Comments [12]

Max from NY

Today, Conde Nast announced Gormet would cease publication after 41 years.

Oct. 05 2009 07:27 PM

If only we were all so lucky with our children's eating habits...can't wait to try the pumpkin flan though! Nice show, thanks guys!

Sep. 22 2009 02:46 PM

The USDA's only rule for foods sold in US school cafeterias: a food has to have a minimal level of vitamins or minerals. This means schools can sell chocolate-coated ice cream bars, Hi-C Blast, etc. but not breath mints or selzer water. THIS is why U.S. children eat unhealthy foods!!! What are the policies in other countries???

Sep. 22 2009 01:58 PM
Pjbeee from Ridgewood NJ

You can blame lots on the Americans, but blaming us for decline in the food is just sad. Doctor, heal thyself. (smile)

Sep. 22 2009 01:58 PM
Alexis Kraft from Brooklyn

Re costlier meat:
I think more important than seeking out less expensive cuts of well-raised meat, I have made the decision to eat less meat, and to consider it the indulgence that it should be!
Heritage meats suppliers are doing a great thing for the small scale farms in the country. I encourage their work.

Sep. 22 2009 01:55 PM
keith from United States

Regarding children eating, I was about to suggest that she's obviously never had children until they just talked about her son. At any rate, her simplistic answer was of course the first thing anyone interested in a healthy or gourmet diet would do. I have heard this same tack before, whether on this program or another and would love to really hear this delved into more profoundly.
- Parent of 2 children, one of whom will try anything and another who won't.

Sep. 22 2009 01:54 PM
Carol from Park Slope

Artic Char is my favorite fish! I disoovered it by accident, when the salmon didn't look fresh. Artic Char is not as strong as salmon, but at the same time more flavorable! I'm thrilled to know that it's farmed ecologically!

Great show!


Sep. 22 2009 01:51 PM
Amy from Manhattan

U.S. children don't eat unhealthy foods just because they're raised on them. The food industry aggressively markets these foods to them. The Center for Science in the Public Interest is criticizing the principles of the Council of Better Business Bureaus' Children's Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative, saying they seem to "exempt more than they cover!" (

Sep. 22 2009 01:47 PM
sanjay from NY

It shows how parochial the people who pretend to bring us "new" things still are. Her comment and derisive laugh about the ant eggs pretty much summed up that we're not seeing new things from the "gourmets" we're just seeing what they think they like. It's a biased view. Let the readers decide what should be there, not the biased views of the editors.

Sep. 22 2009 01:41 PM
Kit from Lower East Side

I love the Obamas but I honestly don't think the they have anything to do with the way we cook. I think our return to cooking began several years ago when our baby boomer parents replaced a home cooked meal with a can of Chef Boyardee...

Sep. 22 2009 01:40 PM
Anna O

I think the biggest change in the way we eat is we eat less meat. I wonder if Ruth will address this?

Sep. 22 2009 01:30 PM

"the way we cook has changed more in the last 10 years than in the entire history of American food"

Good gracious, tell me this not true of everything we do. And really, is this only true of America?

Sep. 22 2009 12:54 PM

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