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Delicious! Ruth Reichl's Novel

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Former New York Times restaurant reviewer and Gourmet magazine editor-in-chief Ruth Reichl talks about her first novel, Delicious! It tells the story of Billie Breslin, who moves from California to take a job at Delicious!, New York’s most iconic food magazine. When the magazine is abruptly closed, Billie stays on in the empty office, maintaining the hotline for reader complaints. The lonely job becomes the portal to a miraculous discovery—she finds a cache of old letters written to the legendary chef James Beard.

Guests:

Ruth Reichl

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Comments [3]

Tish from NYC

It is not at all surprising that Ms. Reichl's novel would be a veiled story about herself. After all, Gourmet was about her, as was every restaurant review she wrote at The Times, and of course all those memoirs about a life more observed than lived. How unfortunate and tiresome that a woman of her talent can't stop looking in the mirror.

May. 09 2014 08:41 PM

Lovely to hear Ms. Reichl and Leonard together again.

May. 08 2014 10:25 PM
mac from manh

German Americans WERE discriminated against during WWII. Look it up!

May. 06 2014 01:22 PM

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