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Join us at The Fearrington Barn for a Cooks & Books luncheon prepared by Chef Colin Bedford to celebrate Ruth Reichl’s latest book My Kitchen Year!
Ruth Reichl is the bestselling author of Tender at the Bone and Comfort Me with Apples. She was editor in chief of Gourmet magazine for ten years.
Tickets are $105 and include a signed cookbook ($35), lunch, service fee and tax. Call McIntyre’s Books at 919.542.3030 to reserve.
Butternut Squash Soup with “The Diva of Grilled Cheese”
Chicken Fricassee with Spinach & Ricotta Gnocchi
The Cake That Cures Everything
In her bestselling memoirs, Ruth Reichl has long illuminated the theme of how food defines us and she does it again with My Kitchen Year!
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.
About Cooks & Books
This series was founded with a premise that there’s no better way to explore a new cookbook than by talking with the author, and sampling and delving into those dishes with seriously fun and delicious discussion. It is a collaboration between Fearrington’s Executive Chef Colin Bedford and Keebe Fitch of McIntyre’s Books, one of the South’s most celebrated independent bookstores, with an amazing cookbook selection. Learn more about the series here.