EVENT OVERVIEW: Ruth Reichl, Legendary Food Writer, will present her New Book My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes that Saved My Life. This Event is Co-Sponsored by Rainy Day Books, Webster House Restaurant & Kansas City SPACES Magazine.
ABOUT RUTH REICHL: Ruth Reichl was born and raised in Greenwich Village. She wrote her first cookbook at 21, and went on to be the restaurant critic of both The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times. She was Editor-in-Chief of Gourmet Magazine for ten years. She now lives with her husband in upstate New York. She is the Author of several Books including the highly acclaimed, National Bestselling Memoir Tender at the Bone.
ABOUT THE NEW BOOK: In the fall of 2009, the food world was rocked when Gourmet magazine was abruptly shuttered by its parent company. No one was more stunned by this unexpected turn of events than its beloved editor in chief, Ruth Reichl, who suddenly faced an uncertain professional future. As she struggled to process what had seemed unthinkable, Reichl turned to the one place that had always provided sanctuary.
I did what I always do when I m confused, lonely, or frightened, she writes. I disappeared into the kitchen. My Kitchen Year follows the change of seasons and Reichl's emotions as she slowly heals through the simple pleasures of cooking. While working 24/7, Reichl would throw quick meals together for her family and friends. Now she has the time to rediscover what cooking meant to her. Imagine kale, leaves dark and inviting, sauteed with chiles and garlic; summer peaches baked into a simple cobbler; fresh oysters chilling in a box of snow; plump chickens and earthy mushrooms, fricasseed with cream. Over the course of this challenging year, each dish Reichl prepares becomes a kind of stepping stone to finding joy again in ordinary things.
The 136 recipes collected here represent a life's passion for food: a blistering ma po tofu that shakes Reichl out of the blues; a decadent grilled cheese sandwich that accompanies a rare sighting in the woods around her home; a rhubarb sundae that signals the arrival of spring. Here, too, is Reichl's enlivening dialogue with her Twitter followers, who become her culinary supporters and lively confidants. Part cookbook, part memoir, part paean to the household gods, My Kitchen Year may be Ruth Reichl's most stirring book yet one that reveals a refreshingly vulnerable side of the world's most famous food editor as she shares treasured recipes to be returned to again and again and again.
DATE & TIME: Saturday, October 03, 2015, Luncheon from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Webster House Restaurant, 1644 Wyandotte Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, Phone: 816-800-8820. If you reach voicemail when you call Webster House, please leave your name and phone number and mention the luncheon and a staff member will return your call to take your reservation.
EVENT FORMAT: Ruth Reichl will Present her New Book My Kitchen Year during a Luncheon. A Booksigning will follow the Presentation.
ADMISSION PACKAGE (ADMITS ONE): $70.00 Per Person includes One Hardcover of My Kitchen Year and the Luncheon, Tax and Gratuity. Make Your Reservations Now by Calling Webster House at 816-800-8820. If you reach voicemail when you call Webster House, please leave your name and phone number and mention the luncheon and a staff member will return your call to take your reservation.