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Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table (1998)
by Ruth Reichl
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0767903382, Paperback)New York Times restaurant critic Ruth Reichl reads her (only very slightly abridged) memoir with the same humor, care, and intimacy that she put into its writing. The voices of the chefs, waiters, and gourmands who taught her to love food and its preparation come to life in this audiobook. Particularly compelling is her wonderful tale of "Life on Mars"--boarding school in Montreal might well have been on another planet. We listen as her halting French becomes fluent, as she shares weekend forays for forbidden smoked meat and cream puffs (the cure for all homesickness) with her new friend, Beatrice, and as her encounter with Beatrice's father, Monsieur du Croix, introduces her to a new level of joy in food. Audiobook listeners are also treated to a handy booklet of recipes included with the tapes that represent a dish from each of the main characters we meet in Ruth's life.
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Author Ruth Reichl chronicles her coming-of-age by retelling the stories about her and her family that she heard while sitting at her mother's kitchen table when she was a child.
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