My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life by Ruth Reichl
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This was more like a diary than a cookbook, but it was beautiful and inspirational and filled with a ton of recipes that I want to make. When Gourmet Magazine was suddenly shut down then editor Ruth Reichl was set adrift. This book tells the story of how she cooked her way back to herself. Each entry begins with a tweet (if you don't follow @ruthreichl on twitter you should, her tweets are like little poems often about food) and then talks about what was happening in her world and how it lead to the food she made. Reichl is a New Yorker and the food in this book is as diverse and jumbled as the city itself. Thai noodles, matzo brei, and corn muffins (toasted on the griddle in a NYC coffee shop -- the only thing better is a blueberry muffin done this way).