This week's Bookworm
Elaine, a Pantry reader from Spokane, Washington, is this week's Bookworm in the Pantry. She's a self-taught cook and devotee of the Food Network, food blogs, and new cookbooks. In a post last month about lemons, Elaine shared her family recipe for lemon curd.
UPDATE. Elaine recommended three books by Ruth Reichl:
- Tender at the Bone
- Garlic and Sapphires
- Comfort Me with Apples
We'll have a new Bookworm every Saturday, for the next few months.
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I especially enjoyed Tender at the Bone. Our childhood experiences with family and eating inform who we become as adults, and I think Reichl captures it so well. Thanks for a great list!
I did enjoy these books as well. Food memories are so very powerful, and Reichl is more articulate than most.
Great choices. I've enjoyed all of Ruth Reichl's books -- she's a good writer and storyteller.
While this doesn't qualify because it is a cookbook, I thought you might be interested in the first Ruth Reichl book I read. It was published in the early 70s, the title is Mmmmmmm and it's a delightful cookbook with funky illos. It's long out of print, but maybe your local library has it.