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Another wonderful Reichl memior!
on 20 May 2007
'Comfort Me with Apples' follows on from Reichl's childhood memoir 'Tender at the Bone'. As the book starts she is still living in a 'commune' in Berkley with her artist husband, Doug.
Her marriage becomes increasingly unhappy leading to an affair and eventually a break-up. The writing is so candid and so honest that you have little choice than to be swept up in the emotion.
All the time that her personal life is in crisis, Reichl's career as a restaurant critic is going from strength to strength. She takes assignments in Paris, China, Spain and LA, and details of all these trips and the food she ate are described in detail.
This is another wonderful foodie book. Reichl has such a sense of adventure and is so candid that I highly recommend anything that she writes. Reading her experiences of food are almost as good as eating it yourself (I don't fancy the slugs though!!)
As ususal, highly recommended