Comfort Me with Apples More Adventures at the Table PDF

Comfort Me with Apples More Adventures at the Table ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☄ Comfort Me with Apples More Adventures at the Table ✑ Author Ruth Reichl – BONUS This edition contains a Comfort Me with Apples discussion guideIn this delightful seuel to her bestseller  Tender at the Bone Ruth Reichl returns with tales of love life and marvelous meals Com BONUS This edition contains a Comfort Me with with Apples Kindle Ö Apples discussion guideIn this delightful seuel 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 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 Through it Comfort Me PDF or all Reichl makes each and every course a hilarious and instructive 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.

  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • Comfort Me with Apples More Adventures at the Table
  • Ruth Reichl
  • English
  • 26 December 2015
  • 9780375501951

About the Author: Ruth Reichl

Ruth Reichl is an American food writer the with Apples Kindle Ö editor in chief of Gourmet magazine and culinary editor for the Modern LibraryBorn to parents Ernst and Miriam née Brudno she was raised in New York City and spent time at a boarding school in Montreal She attended the University of Michigan where she met her first husband the artist Douglas Hollis She graduated in with a MA in art history.

10 thoughts on “Comfort Me with Apples More Adventures at the Table

  1. Idarah Idarah says:

    “When I got on the plane I didn’t really know why I was going to Barcelona But I did now I needed to find out that sometimes even your best is not good enough And that in those times you have to give it everything you’ve got And then move on” In reading Reichl’s culinary memoirs I don’t know how I skipped over this one This volume chronicles a momentous decade in her life that ultimately shaped her into the outstanding food writer and editor she is today Reading her previous books made a fan out of me but Comfort Me with Apples really cemented my admiration for this amazing woman In it Reichl faces some pretty heavy challenges such as difficulties in her marriage jumping into a career as a food critic death of a loved one and the desire to find a soulmate and start a family She didn’t always know what to do when a challenge presented itself and there were uite a few things I’m sure she wished she could do over but the way she unapologeticly relayed her shortcomings made her just that endearing and relatableShe certainly came through on her food writing and in this memoir she travels around the world My favorite chapters were those based on her travels in China and Thailand Also noteworthy were chapters on a few now famous chefs who were just flowering when Ruth crossed paths with them such as Wolfgang Puck She was gracious enough to include a plethora of recipes from these chefs and uite a few of her own Three I’m excited to try include her “Like Water for Chocolate” chocolate cake that’s my title for it based on how she came about the recipe Dottie’s spinach pictured above with my dog Dottie and her mushroom soup which I’ll never think of the same way after reading her introduction to it “That fall in New York I made mushroom soup almost every night for my mother And for myself It’s the most soothing soup I know with no sharp edges to jar the palate no sneaky unexpected spices It is the perfect prescription for those in need of solace” How precious is that? What better way to describe a simple soup? A highly recommended read If you’re new to Reichl make sure to read Tender at the Bone before this one and then follow this book with Garlic and Sapphires You won’t regret it

  2. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    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”

  3. Chana Chana says:

    By the time I was a uarter through this book I was freaking out bet that is a Berkley term I was telling myself Don't judge Stop judging Take a deep cleansing breath another It only helped so much I was definitely judging By the time Ruth and Doug have their honest conversation I was furious I had to keep telling myself This is Ruth's life not yours Doug is not your husband so you don't have to kill him I mean I was judging Ruth too but man another Berkleyism I'm sure Doug took the cake well actually Michael got the cake but never mind that I liked Michael and was glad when they finally got married She had better not reveal in the next book what a creep he actually was That was what happened with Doug he was such a great guy in the first book and then the second book whammo Doug is a creep She eats a lot of in my opinion gross food in this book Things like jellyfish baby eels frogs brains and something the Chinese told her was an armadillo hahaha they have no armadillos in China Probably dog I'd guess Her China story is interesting though I admired her chutzpah After she marries Michael they adopt a baby in unusual circumstances Birth mother comes back and claims the baby I think I know Ruth and Michael's pain They lost a child as did I Mine died and theirs was taken away but the result was the same bereavement I stopped judging Ruth finally The story ends on a very upbeat note very happy She writes very well and her story is interesting even if I did get upset for awhile there

  4. Laura Laura says:

    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

  5. Sundry Sundry says:

    I liked the real foodie parts of this book but it pretty uickly devolved into the sort of memoir where I felt somewhat aghast for Ruth’s friends family former and current spouses and lovers YikesTMIIt would have comforted me if she had stuck an apple in her mouth rather than telling me uite so much about her infidelitiesSPOILERSI don’t know why this is soshe just seemed so stupidly self destructive at some points and yet constantly fell forward into better and better jobs I really was not happy to find out at the end of the book that she was going to achieve her goal of having a child

  6. TraceyL TraceyL says:

    Fantastic follow up to Tender at the Bone Growing Up at the Table by one of my favorite authors This book dives deeper into her personal life her relationships marriages and children Of course there's still a lot of wonderful descriptions of food It's just great

  7. Samira Samira says:

    I just could not get into this book I have very little patience for people who want sympathy while living obviously self indulgent and absorbed lives

  8. Becky Becky says:

    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

  9. Meg Powers Meg Powers says:

    I would be embarrassed to read this in a public place but it's a mindless read and I have a hard time resisting descriptions of food This is a good break up book so far all the romantic relationships Reichl describes crumble and her writing is too cheesy for me to feel like she's a real person see Made From Scratch the Sandra Lee memoirs so it's pleasantly cathartic Plus recipes I shouldn't speak too soon though Maybe she'll meet some amazing guy she's still with in an inspirational I needed to let myself be ready for myself sort of way and I'll want to throw the book at the wall UPDATEFinished Blegh When it comes to stories of hardship I have a hard time relating to people whose escapism manifests itself in trips to Bangkok Barcelona Paris etc Given the chance that would be my desired means of escapism but in the mean time I'm stuck with 199 movies and books like this PS This book convinced me that I never ever want to eat brains

  10. Amy Amy says:

    When I picked up this book for book club having not read the first I never expected it to be as engaging as it was nor to have such a profound impactIn the beginning I was drawn in by the author's engaging writing and beautiful descriptions of the food she encounters I also found myself captivated like someone watching a train wreck as she view spoilercheats on her husband time and time again and then just floats in limbo in two relationships at once hide spoiler

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