Author(s): Reichl, Ruth
"Comfort me with apples, for I am lovesick", (Song of Solomon). In this sequel to her autobiography, "Tender at the Bone", Ruth Reichl continues her culinary adventures in pursuit of good meals and good company. She recounts her transformation from chef to food writer, a process that led her through restaurants (and occasionally bedrooms) from Bangkok to Paris to Los Angeles. It is an apprenticeship by turns delightful and daunting, from a summer lunch with M.F.K. Fisher, a mad dash through the produce market with Wolfgang Puck to a garlic feast with Alice Waters. She is unafraid - even eager - to poke holes in the pretensions of food critics, making each meal a hilarious and instructive occasion for novices and experts alike.