Author(s): Ruth Reichl
An anthology of food writing from the last 60 years of "Gourmet" magazine, edited and introduced by Ruth Reichl. The book includes pieces by Annie Proulx, Ray Bradbury, Paul Theroux and Elizabeth David and, in the best tradition of food-writing, brings eating experiences home to armchair gourmands.
Ruth Reichl is the chief editor of Gourmet magazine, and was the chief restaurant critic for The New York Times. She held the same post at the Los Angeles Times for ten years and was chef/owner at the Swallow Restaurant in California in the mid-seventies. She has written for numerous publications including Vanity Fair, Family Circle, Metropolitan Home and Food and Wine.
Introduction, Ruth ReichlGourmet TravelsThree Swiss Inns, MFK FisherIn a Tibetan Lamasery, Ruth HarknessMexican Mornings, Ruth HarknessParis Report, Don DresdenFood without Words, Ruth Kim HaiDemel's, Joseph WechsbergAn Indian Reminiscence, Madhur JaffreyAn Arabian Picnic, Claudia RodenShanghai: The Vintage Years, Irene Corbally KuhnLondon Journal: A Nation of Dog Lovers, John BainbridgeThe Romance of Umbria, Pat ConroyThe Ghosts of Taste: Capturing the Tastes of Childhood, Edna O'BrienThe American SceneAmerican Names for American Wines, Frank SchoonmakerThe Vine Dies Hard, Frank SchoonmakerNight of Lobster, Robert CoffinNight of Venison, Robert CoffinDown East Breakfast, Robert CoffinThe Ritz in Retrospect, Louis DiatDandelion Wine, Ray BradburyThe Fly is Cast, AJ McClaneThe Garlic War, Annie ProulxCocktail Parties of the Twenties, Anita LoosA Harvest Dinner in Taos, Richard Clark Cassi