My Kitchen Year
- 136 Recipes That Saved My Life
- Narrated by: Ruth Reichl
- Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 09-29-15
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audio
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My Kitchen Year follows the change of seasons - and Reichl's emotions - as she slowly heals through the simple pleasures of cooking. While working 24/7, Reichl would "throw quick meals together" for her family and friends. Now she has the time to rediscover what cooking meant to her. Imagine kale, leaves dark and inviting, sautéed with chiles and garlic; summer peaches baked into a simple cobbler; fresh oysters chilling in a box of snow; plump chickens and earthy mushrooms fricasseed with cream. Over the course of this challenging year, each dish Reichl prepares becomes a kind of stepping stone to finding joy again in ordinary things.
The 136 recipes collected here represent a life's passion for food: a blistering ma po tofu that shakes Reichl out of the blues; a decadent grilled cheese sandwich that accompanies a rare sighting in the woods around her home; a rhubarb sundae that signals the arrival of spring. Here, too, is Reichl's enlivening dialogue with her Twitter followers, who become her culinary supporters and lively confidants.
Part cookbook, part memoir, part paean to the household gods, My Kitchen Year may be Ruth Reichl's most stirring book yet - one that reveals a refreshingly vulnerable side of the world's most famous food editor as she shares treasured recipes to be returned to again and again and again.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
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By kgohl on 10-23-15
RR reads well
It's always interesting to listen to an author read her own book, and in this case Reichl does it well. What's problematic here is that I'd guess about a third of the book is recipes. So let me be the person who points out that this book is, among other things, a recitation of recipes. And indeed, the subtitle indicates that we should expect 136 recipes---but all read out loud? And not included in the PDF? So if I want to cook any of them I need to go buy the book, which is what I should have done in the first place---except I wanted to hear RR read. So there you are. I guess I need more self-restraint.
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