Friday, June 24, 2016

Review: My Kitchen Year

My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My LifeMy 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).


  1. I've been meaning to read or listen to this. So glad it is everything I expect it to be.

    1. The photos in this book are excellent, not just food but places she talks about. Worth checking out the actual book.

  2. I like the sound of this book so I need to find a copy.

  3. I read Tender at the Bone years ago without knowing who Ruth Reichl was and really enjoyed it--have been meaning to read more by her. This sounds like a good one. Off to check out her twitter.


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