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Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table by Ruth Reichl

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  • Gastronomy

    I fell in love with Reichl after reading Garlic and Sapphires. And with Tender at the Bone, my admiration grows even deeper.

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  • ISBN 10 1865082244
  • ISBN 13 9781865082240
  • Published Mar 02 1999
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 304
  • Language English
  • Edition Reprint
  • Countries Australia
  • Publisher Broadway

Publishers Text

At an early age, Ruth Reichl discovered that "food could be a way of making sense of the world. . . . If you watched people as they ate, you could find out who they were." Her deliciously crafted memoir, Tender at the Bone, is the story of a life determined, enhanced, and defined in equal measure by a passion for food, unforgettable people, and the love of tales well told.  Beginning with Reichl's mother, the notorious food-poisoner known as the Queen of Mold, Reichl introduces us to the fascinating characters who shaped her world and her tastes, from the gourmand Monsieur du Croix, who served Reichl her first soufflé, to those at her politically correct table in Berkeley who championed the organic food revolution in the 1970s.  Spiced with Reichl's infectious humor and sprinkled with her favorite recipes, Tender at the Bone is a witty and compelling chronicle of a culinary sensualist's coming-of-age.

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