Ruth read her first Gourmet while on a business trip with her dad when she was eight. She was hooked, but a great deal happened in her life between then and when she was offered the position as Editor in Chief of the very magazine that changed her life.
Before she took that position, she spent years as a restaurant critic, coloring her writing with a touch of her Berkeley hippie past. She had become a bit disenchanted with the stodginess of Gourmet and felt the magazine was not keeping up with the times.
When she was offered the top position at Gourmet, her first inclination was to turn it down. She felt as though they would hold her back in their desire to maintain the status quo. They convinced her that they wanted to modernize the magazine, and so began her reign as queen of all that is delicious.
This is a comfortably written book that introduces us to great chefs, great writers, and great food. I loved reading about her life before and her tenure at the magazine that helped me through many a cooking crisis. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves to cook, read about chefs or simply loves to eat.
Publisher - Random House
Date of Publication - April 2, 2019