Welcome to Eat Your Books!

If you are new here, you may want to learn a little more about how this site works. Eat Your Books has indexed recipes from leading cookbooks and magazines as well recipes from the best food websites and blogs.

Become a member and you can create your own personal ‘Bookshelf’. Imagine having a single searchable index of all your recipes – both digital and print!

Ruth Reichl


As chef and co-owner of The Swallow Restaurant from 1974 to 1977, Ruth Reichl played a part in the culinary revolution that took place in Berkeley, California. In the years that followed, she served as restaurant critic for New West and California magazines. She became the food editor and restaurant critic at the Los Angeles Times in 1984, the restaurant critic at The New York Times in 1993, and she was the last Editor in Chief at Gourmet Magazine. She lives in New York City.