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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.
What a wonderful -- funny, sad, it has it all. A most interesting life . Any foodie will love this.Published 7 days ago by S.H. Armstrong
This item came incomplete. Two tapes were missing from the audio book. A lot of good that is.Published 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Kindle Enthusiast