Ruth Reichl is the author of Delicious! a novel published by Random House in May 2014. She was Editor in Chief of Gourmet Magazine from 1999 to 2009.  Before that she was the restaurant critic of  both The New York Times(1993-1999) and the Los Angeles Times (1984-1993), where she was also named food editor. As co-owner of The Swallow Restaurant from 1974 to 1977, she played a part in the culinary revolution that took place in Berkeley, California. In the years that followed, she served as restaurant critic for New West and California magazines and has been awarded six James Beard awards.

She is also one of Josh’s idols.  Two of his favorite books of all time are her memoirs, Tender at the Bone, & Comfort Me with Apples.

We all recently crossed paths in Tucson, Arizona, and scoped out the Sunday Farmer’s Market together.  See what caught the eye of one of the most distinguished food lovers in America

 

 

 

 

Click here to see what Josh & Ruth agreed was one of the best food books of the last several years.

 

 

 

by Josh and Brent

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Maggie Tessin

I love Ruth Reichel so much that she’ s the only person I’ve ever wanted to be if I could be someone else. I’ve read every one of her books. Lucky you for getting to be her friend and shopping and eating with her.i also agree with you on one of the best books ever, Provence. How cool was that story. Ok and even cooler that I get to leave a comment here. You guys are a great pair and have just an incredible life that you’re so generous to share. Always looking forward to the next install.
Thank you, Maggie

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Cathy

What fun to meet and go produce shopping with a food icon and an idol! I, too, have read and enjoyed all three of Ruth Reichl’s books. I particularly enjoy reading memoirs. I think it’s good for younger people, in particular, to have the opportunity to read about and learn how hard successful people had to work to get there.

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