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Ruth Reichl - pronounced RYE-chil - (born January 16, 1948 in New York City) is an American food writer, co-producer of PBS's Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie, culinary editor for the Modern Library, host of PBS's Gourmet's Adventures with Ruth, and the last editor-in-chief of the now shuttered Gourmet magazine. She has written a trilogy critically acclaimed, best-selling books of memoirs: Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table, Comfort Me with Apples: More Adventures at the Table, and Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise and has lately published Not becoming my Mother. Her latest book is Gourmet Today a 1,008 page cookbook containing over 1,000 recipes.

Born to parents Ernst and Miriam (ne Brudno), Reichl was raised in Greenwich Village in New York City and spent time at a boarding school in Montreal as a young girl. She attended the University of Michigan, where she met her first husband, the artist Douglas Hollis. She graduated in 1970 with a M.A. in Art History.

She and Hollis moved to Berkeley, California, where her interest in food led to her joining the collectively-owned Swallow Restaurant as a chef and co-owner from 1973 to 1977, and where she played an important role in the culinary revolution taking place at the time. Reichl began her food-writing career with Mmmmm: A Feastiary, a cookbook, in 1972. She moved on to become food writer and editor of New West magazine from 1973 to 1977, then to the Los Angeles Times as its restaurant editor from 1984 to 1993 and food editor and critic from 1990 to 1993. She returned to her native New York City in 1993 to become the restaurant critic for The New York Times before leaving to assume the editorship of Gourmet in 1999.

She is known for her ability to "make or break" a restaurant with her fierce attention to detail and her adventurous spirit. For Reichl, her mission has been to "demystify the world of fine cuisine" (CBS News Online). She has won acclaim with both readers and writers alike for her honesty about some of the not-so-fabulous aspects of haute cuisine. Through an outsider's perspective, she harshly criticized the sexism prevalent toward women in dine-out experiences, as well as the pretentious nature of the ritziest New York restaurants and restaurateurs alike.

Despite her widely-celebrated success, and hilarious tales of how she used to disguise herself to mask her identity while reviewing, she is quite open about why she stopped. "I really wanted to go home and cook for my family," she says. "I don't think there's one thing more important you can do for your kids than have family dinner" (CBS News Online). Reichl is now married to television news producer, Michael Singer; they have a son, Nick.

She has been the recipient of four James Beard Awards: in 1996 and 1998 for restaurant criticism, one in 1994 for journalism and in 1984 for Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America; as well as several awards granted by the Association of American Food Journalists. She was also the recipient of the YWCA's Elizabeth Cutter Morrow Award, celebrating the accomplishments of strong, successful women. Reichl served as host for three Food Network Specials titled "Eating Out Loud" which covered cuisine from each coast and corner of the United States, in New York in 2002, and Miami and San Francisco in 2003. She also frequents Leonard Lopate's monthly food radio show on WNYC in New York.

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Total Books: 54
My Kitchen Year 136 Recipes That Saved My Life
2015 - My Kitchen Year 136 Recipes That Saved My Life (Hardcover)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780147529954
ISBN-10: 0147529956
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Cookbooks, Food & Wine
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Delicious A Novel
2015 - Delicious a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780812982022
ISBN-10: 0812982029
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 10

Delicious
2014 - Delicious (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780091958169
ISBN-10: 0091958164
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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At Elizabeth David's Table Classic Recipes and Timeless Kitchen Wisdom
Tender at the Bone Growing Up at the Table
2010 - Tender at the Bone Growing Up at the Table (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780812981117
ISBN-10: 0812981111
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Cookbooks, Food & Wine
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 10

Comfort Me with Apples More Adventures at the Table
2010 - Comfort Me with Apples More Adventures at the Table (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780812981629
ISBN-10: 0812981626
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Cookbooks, Food & Wine
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 2

For You Mom Finally
2010 - For You Mom Finally (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780143117346
ISBN-10: 0143117343
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Cookbooks, Food & Wine
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
 21

Not Becoming My Mother And Other Things She Taught Me Along the Way
2009 - Not Becoming My Mother and Other Things She Taught Me Along the Way [Large Print] (Hardcover)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781410415738
ISBN-10: 1410415732
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

Mai come mia madre e altre cose che ho imparato da lei
2009 - Mai Come Mia Madre E Altre Cose Che Ho Imparato Da Lei (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788862200868
ISBN-10: 8862200862
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Garlic and Sapphires
2007 - Garlic and Sapphires (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780099489979
ISBN-10: 009948997X
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 3

Garlic and Sapphires  The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
History in a Glass Sixty Years of Wine Writing from Gourmet
2006 - History in a Glass Sixty Years of Wine Writing From Gourmet [Modern Library Food.] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780679643128
ISBN-10: 0679643125
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
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The Queen of Mold
2005 - The Queen of Mold (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781933540054
ISBN-10: 1933540052
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Cookbooks, Food & Wine
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Garlic and Sapphires The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
2005 - Garlic and Sapphires the Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise [Audio Cassette - Unabridged] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781415915912
ISBN-10: 1415915911
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Comfort Me with Apples
2003 - Comfort Me with Apples (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780099435952
ISBN-10: 0099435950
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Cookbooks, Food & Wine
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 8

Comfort Me with Apples A True Story of Love Adventure and a Passion for Cooking
Endless Feasts Sixty Years of Writing from Gourmet
2002 - Endless Feasts Sixty Years of Writing From Gourmet (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780679642503
ISBN-10: 0679642501
Genres: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Travel
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

The New York Times Guide to New York City Restaurants 2002
2001 - The New York Times Guide to New York City Restaurants 2002 [New York Times Guide to Restaurants in New York City] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781930881037
ISBN-10: 1930881037
Genre: Travel
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The New York Times Guide to Restaurants in New York City 2001
2000 - The New York Times Guide to Restaurants in New York City 2001 [New York Times Guide to Restaurants in New York City, 2001] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780966865998
ISBN-10: 0966865995
Genre: Travel
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Die Heldin am Herd Kulinarische Abenteuer einer leidenschaftlichen Kchin
2000 - Die Heldin Am Herd Kulinarische Abenteuer Einer Leidenschaftlichen Kchin (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783547776737
ISBN-10: 3547776732
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The New York Times Guide to Restaurants in New York City 2000
1999 - The New York Times Guide to Restaurants in New York City 2000 [New York Times Guide to Restaurants in New York City, 2000] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780966865929
ISBN-10: 0966865928
Genre: Travel
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1998 - Tender at the Bone [Audio Cassette - Abridged] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
Lo Mas Tierno [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)