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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