Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Ruth Reichl Speaks!

Last year I had the pleasure of hearing Ruth Reichl speak as part of the City Arts and Lectures series. Her third memoir in the series, Garlic and Sapphires had just been published and in addition to reading selections from the book, Reichl shared her favorite cookbooks, told stories of reviewing restaurants in disguise, revealed what it's like running Gourmet magazine and recalled memories of living and eating in the Bay Area in the 1970's.

This evening Ruth Reichl is speaking at A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books at 7 p.m. Do show up early, her appearance last year was sold out and I'm sure it will be a packed house. If you get there before me, save me a seat!

I have already gobbled up Ruth Reichl's first two memoirs, Tender at the Bone, and Comfort Me with Apples. In each of them Reichl took me into her confidence with deeply personal stories, her warm and witty style and charmed me with her wonderful food writing. Not surprisingly she's just as engaging in person as she is on the page. Now that Garlic and Sapphires is out in paperback it's likely to be my next read.

A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books
601 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco

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