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Subject: Others like Garlic and Sapphires
Date Posted: 6/27/2008 12:13 AM ET
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I'm currently reading Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl and am enjoying it immensely.  Aside from the other two she wrote what other books would you reccomend that are of a similar subject?

Thanks!

Jenn

Date Posted: 6/27/2008 12:55 AM ET
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Oooh, that's on my WL!  I can't wait to read.  No help though, am I?  LOL

Date Posted: 6/27/2008 9:50 AM ET
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Hi Jenn!  I read "Garlic And Sapphires" and loved it-it's my fave out of the Ruth Reichl series.  You did know there were 2 books she wrote about her life/food adventures before "Garlic...", right? 

Anyway, I have a book on my WL that sounds similar to "Garlic...".  It's called "Eating My Words:  An Appetite For Life" by Mimi Sheraton.  According to the reviews, she is also a restaurant/food critic and this book is about her "adventures" on the job.  Check out the reviews and see what you think. 

I think the other 2 Reichl books are called "Comfort Me With Apples" and "Tender At The Bone" or titles similar to that. 

Bon appetit!  :o)

Date Posted: 6/27/2008 9:50 AM ET
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No advice here, but I just had to pop in to say, of the 3 of her Memoirs, I liked that one the best, by far.

Oh, take a look at the Memoirs thread on this forum.  There might be suggestions there since Reichl was talked about.

Date Posted: 6/27/2008 10:04 AM ET
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I have a book on my wish list called  The Sharper your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter and Tears at the World's Most Famous Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn. It may be something you would enjoy. I loved Garlic and Sapphires.  Read it at one sitting.

Date Posted: 6/27/2008 1:53 PM ET
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Thanks everyone.  Yep, I do know she wrote two others, I mentioned that in my original post.  Both those are on my WL.  Thanks for the other reccomendations.  I'll check them out.

Date Posted: 6/28/2008 1:47 PM ET
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I have at home Heat by Bill Buford, I haven't read it yet though.  I love Ruth Reichl.

Date Posted: 6/28/2008 6:26 PM ET
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