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Her stories shine with the voices and recipes of those she has encountered on the way, such as her Aunt Birdie's maid and companion, Alice, who first taught Reichl both the power of cooking and how to make perfect apple dumplings; the family's mysterious patrician housekeeper, Mrs. Peavey, who always remembered to make extra pastry for the beef Wellington; Serafina, the college roommate with whom Reichl explored a time of protest and political and personal discovery; and, finally, cookbook author Marion Cunningham, who, after tales of her midlife struggles and transformation, gave Reichl the strength to overcome her own anxieties.
Reichl's wry and gentle humor pervades the book, and makes readers feel as if they're right at the table, laughing at one great story after another (and delighting in a gourmet meal at the same time, of course). Reichl's narrative of a life lived and remembered through the palate will stay with the reader long after the last page is turned. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This item came incomplete. Two tapes were missing from the audio book. A lot of good that is.Published 9 days ago by Chelse Benham
Very interesting and insightful story by Ruth. I really enjoy reading her books. What an amazing childhood. No wonder she is such a good cook!Published 18 days ago by Deby Wulff
Given how long ago this book was first published, and the fact that I just read it, I feel like someone who arrived late to a party ... but better late than never! Read morePublished 21 days ago by SCHUHSHINE
What a funny book! A friend recommended it to me and I quickly understood why. Once I started reading Tender at the Bone, I couldn't put the kindle down! Read morePublished 24 days ago by Kindle Enthusiast
After reading 'Delicious' I knew I had to read more of Ruth's books. Initially the descriptions of dishes her mother made in the first part of the book were enough to scare anyone... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gwendolyn Whipple
It took me several tries to really get into this book, but once I finally got into it- about halfway through- I couldn't put it down. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Matthew R. Bailey
I was really in the story when it just ended. Huh, why did she end the story so instantly. I was expecting morePublished 1 month ago by Tamara L. Wright