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FREE DOC ↠ READER Comfort Me with Apples More Adventures at the Table 9780712617956 ↠ RUTH REICHL ✓ [PDF / Epub] ★ Comfort Me with Apples More Adventures at the Table By Ruth Reichl – In this delightful seuel to her bestseller TenS and instructive occasion for novices and experts alike She shares some of her favorite recipes while also sharing the intimacies of her personal life in a style so honest and warm that readers will feel they are enjoying a conversation over a meal with a frie This followup to Reichl's first memoir Tender At the Bone is as lush as its predecessor if a little sickening as a comforting marriage splinters a self is reinvented and a longed for child is gained and lostThough she's well known for writing about food Ruth Reichl is just as adept at writing about the self particularly when the self is caught in unfamiliar transitional phasesIn the beginning of Comfort Me With Apples Reichl finds herself embroiled in one extramarital affair after the other The breakdown of her marriage is sketched for the reader rather than drawn out in excruciating detail but that sketch is evocative and indeed excruciating anyway It's very clear to the reader what Reichl is giving up and how hard it is for her to make the decision to give it upAlso palpable though never stated outright is her bemusement at being swept into the LA food world of celebrity chefs and movie stars Perhaps that feeling comes from having read Tender At the BoneThe part of Comfort Me With Apples that will stay with me the longest is the part about Reichl's adopted daughter Gavi I can't imagine withstanding a loss like that Indeed I had no idea there was any such thing in Reichl's life She tells the story of her daughter with the awe inspiring level of self knowledge that seems to be a characteristic of her memoirsRuth Reichl knows food but Ruth Reichl also knows herself every strength and weakness every grace and meanness and she's not afraid to show us each aspect of her personality

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C Her pursuit of good food and good company leads her to New York and China France and Los Angeles and her stories of cooking and dining with world famous chefs range from the madcap to the sublime Throughout it all Reichl makes each and every course a hilariou I liked the real foodie parts of this book but it pretty uickly devolved into the sort of memoir where I felt somewhat aghast for Ruth’s friends family former and current spouses and lovers YikesTMIIt would have comforted me if she had stuck an apple in her mouth rather than telling me uite so much about her infidelitiesSPOILERSI don’t know why this is soshe just seemed so stupidly self destructive at some points and yet constantly fell forward into better and better jobs I really was not happy to find out at the end of the book that she was going to achieve her goal of having a child

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Comfort Me with Apples More Adventures at the TableIn this delightful seuel to her bestseller Tender at the Bone Ruth Reichl returns with tales of love life and marvelous meals Comfort Me with Apples picks up Reichl's story in 1978 when she puts down her chef's toue and embarks on a career as a restaurant criti “When I got on the plane I didn’t really know why I was going to Barcelona But I did now I needed to find out that sometimes even your best is not good enough And that in those times you have to give it everything you’ve got And then move on” In reading Reichl’s culinary memoirs I don’t know how I skipped over this one This volume chronicles a momentous decade in her life that ultimately shaped her into the outstanding food writer and editor she is today Reading her previous books made a fan out of me but Comfort Me with Apples really cemented my admiration for this amazing woman In it Reichl faces some pretty heavy challenges such as difficulties in her marriage jumping into a career as a food critic death of a loved one and the desire to find a soulmate and start a family She didn’t always know what to do when a challenge presented itself and there were uite a few things I’m sure she wished she could do over but the way she unapologeticly relayed her shortcomings made her just that endearing and relatableShe certainly came through on her food writing and in this memoir she travels around the world My favorite chapters were those based on her travels in China and Thailand Also noteworthy were chapters on a few now famous chefs who were just flowering when Ruth crossed paths with them such as Wolfgang Puck She was gracious enough to include a plethora of recipes from these chefs and uite a few of her own Three I’m excited to try include her “Like Water for Chocolate” chocolate cake that’s my title for it based on how she came about the recipe Dottie’s spinach pictured above with my dog Dottie and her mushroom soup which I’ll never think of the same way after reading her introduction to it “That fall in New York I made mushroom soup almost every night for my mother And for myself It’s the most soothing soup I know with no sharp edges to jar the palate no sneaky unexpected spices It is the perfect prescription for those in need of solace” How precious is that? What better way to describe a simple soup? A highly recommended read If you’re new to Reichl make sure to read Tender at the Bone before this one and then follow this book with Garlic and Sapphires You won’t regret it