Comfort Me with Banana Bread: An Evening with Ruth Reichl

Being obsessed with all things food-related, I pretty much leapt at the chance when my co-worker invited me to a talk being given by Ruth Reichl at the Upper West Side JCC. Ms. Reichl is, of course, the former Editor in Chief of the much-beloved and much-missed Gourmet magazine, which was shuttered by its parent company, Conde Nast, in 2008. This abrupt end to the 70 year old magazine, and the turbulent and emotional year that followed, is the subject of Ms. Reichl's new book, "My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life." I truly believe in the therapeutic power of food, and of the act of cooking, so I was eager to hear what she had to say.

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I Fell in Love with a Salad: A Review of Maple Delivery

Yesterday I found myself without my usual pre-packed lunch, mostly because I was just too tired to pack a lunch for myself the night before, and in the morning, I had to run out the door in a pre-caffeine frenzy to try to get to the primary polls before work. So, with a full afternoon of meetings staring me down, I wanted something that would be filling and delicious, but not so heavy that it would put me to sleep, and I decided I’d finally try out Maple. 

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