I have longed enjoyed the writings of Ruth Reichl with Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise being one of my all-time favourite books.
With a long career in writing about food – it started in 1972 – Ruth’s professional food career includes being Editor in Chief of Gourmet Magazine; the restaurant critic of both The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times; and as co-owner of The Swallow Restaurant in the 1970’s she played a part in the culinary revolution that took place in Berkeley, California.
Published in 2014, Delicious! is Ruth’s first novel and like her other writings, a delight. This is not a book to be taken seriously and some reviews I have read are rather harsh, but for me, a lover of ‘food lit’, it ticked the boxes. I must say that I did not read the reviews until
after I had read the book and am pleased I hadn’t as they would
have rather spoilt it for me – I had, of course, read the press releases, which tell you about the book.
If like me you enjoy ‘food lit’ and are looking for something to
tickle the tastebuds, I would suggest that this might be a book that you would enjoy.
So tell me do you enjoy ‘food lit and have you read Delicious!?
Happy cooking and eating.
Comment by Rachel Blackmore
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