Top positive review
Entertaining and mouth-watering from start to finish
on 23 February 2016
I loved this autobiographical tale by food writer Ruth Reichl. The story begins with Reichl’s move to New York to take up the post of Restaurant Critic at the New York Times. Before she has even started the job she is made aware that her task will be almost impossible, so widespread is her reputation. She devises a plot to thwart restaurant staff and provide “real” reviews for her readers.
The story is engaging from the start and it is fascinating to watch the cast of characters Reichl creates in her bid to complete an honest review. It is also interesting to see how the real Ruth changes with each new character she creates. Funny, honest and with glorious food descriptions throughout, this is a highly enjoyable read.