We're thrilled to be hosting a brunch with Ruth Reichl July 12th.


Ruth Reichl  is the author of many books including her latest, Delicious! (2014). The former restaurant critic of The New York Times and Los Angeles Times, she was Editor-in-Chief of Gourmet Magazine from 1999 to 2009. As co-owner of The Swallow Restaurant in the seventies, she played part in the culinary revolution that started in Berkeley, California in the 1970s.

An exclusive first look here on Eater.com at Ruth Reichl's new book to be published later this year: 


From Eater.COM: "Noted memoirist, James Beard Award-winning restaurant critic, former Gourmet magazine editor in chief, and recent novelist Ruth Reichl will publish a cookbook later this year. Titled My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life, the book - published by Random House - chronicles the period in Reichl's life just after Gourmet magazine folded at the end of 2009.


"It marked a turning point in the world of food media, but no one was more taken aback than Reichl herself. She writes of dealing with the shock, "I did what I always do when I'm confused, lonely, or frightened. I disappeared into the kitchen."  


"These are the 136 recipes that helped Reichl heal after that turbulent time when she didn't know what she would do next. They sound like recipes a food writer would turn to in a moment of uncertainty: Kale with chiles and garlic; peach cobbler; chicken and mushroom fricassee; grilled cheese; and "a blistering ma po tofu that shakes Reichl out of the blues."



An Introduction to Ruth Reichl through articles and videos, click below:

Pollan and Reichl at Bell and Anchor
In 2013, Michael Pollan and Ruth Reichl hashed out the Food Revolution in our own backyard.
[Photo of Reichl, Pollan and Mark Firth, owner of the Prairie Whale, the restaurant in Great Barrington, MA where Reichl and Pollan met in 2013.]

Read more
in the Smithsonian Magazine 


Legendary Chez Panisse restaurateur and Slow Food icon Alice Waters and Ruth Reichl, one of our greatest living food writers, came together for a rare and intimate conversation about culinary culture in 2014.

The two discussed Waters' latest cookbook, "The Art of Simple Food II," and the Edible Schoolyard Project, which has revolutionized school lunch programs, cultivating the next generation of thoughtful eaters.

This program was presented in partnership with Green City Market, the Edible Schoolyard Project, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Watch Ruth Reichl and Alice Waters here 
This program was recorded on April 10, 2014 as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival's Spring 2014 season.
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Recorded Live From the NY Public Library William Grimes, author of Appetite City: A Culinary History of New York was joined by author, editor and food writer Ruth Reichl and Dan Barber, owner and chef of Blue Hill at Stone Barns in 2009 to talk about food and culture. 

 Watch here

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