Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Teaser Tuesday: My Kitchen Year by Ruth Reichl

The physical act of cooking gives me enormous pleasure, but I also like watching what it does for others. Even the angriest person is soothed by the scent of soup simmering on the stove.

-- My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life by Ruth Reichl. When Gourmet magazine abruptly shut down in the fall of 2009, its Editor in chief, Ruth Reichl, "disappeared into the kitchen" to figure out how what to do with herself. At 61, she was not ready to retire, but had no plans for what to do next.

Reichl reads the audiobook herself, which I love for nonfiction books.

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by The Purple Booker, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.


  1. Sounds like a great book!

  2. Yes... the smell of simmering soup is a wonderful comfort:). My TT this week

  3. Does the book have actual recipes in it?
    How are they?


    1. Man of la Book: it does have recipes - 136. I’m reading this one with my ears, and Reichl actually reads the recipes. Not practical for actually cooking, but they sound good! They are homey and not difficult. Lots of comfort food, in keeping with her theme of a year of cocooning.


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