Save Me the Plums - Ruth Reichl

Save Me the Plums

By Ruth Reichl

  • Release Date: 2019-04-02
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Description

Trailblazing food writer and beloved restaurant critic Ruth Reichl took the risk (and the job) of a lifetime when she entered the glamorous, high-stakes world of magazine publishing. Now, for the first time, she chronicles her groundbreaking tenure as editor in chief of Gourmet, during which she spearheaded a revolution in the way we think about food.
 
When Condé Nast offered Ruth Reichl the top position at America’s oldest epicurean magazine, she declined. She was a writer, not a manager, and had no inclination to be anyone’s boss. And yet . . . Reichl had been reading Gourmet since she was eight; it had inspired her career. How could she say no?

This is the story of a former Berkeley hippie entering the corporate world and worrying about losing her soul. It is the story of the moment restaurants became an important part of popular culture, a time when the rise of the farm-to-table movement changed, forever, the way we eat. Readers will meet legendary chefs like David Chang and Eric Ripert, idiosyncratic writers like David Foster Wallace, and a colorful group of editors and art directors who, under Reichl’s leadership, transformed stately Gourmet into a cutting-edge publication. This was the golden age of print media—the last spendthrift gasp before the Internet turned the magazine world upside down.

Complete with recipes, Save Me the Plums is a personal journey of a woman coming to terms with being in charge and making a mark, following a passion and holding on to her dreams—even when she ends up in a place she never expected to be.

Reviews

  • Won’t download- problem

    5
    By Brooklynbookworm
    Won’t download
  • Loved it!

    5
    By EnglishMajorProblems
    It’s a great book about a food magazine but not about a food magazine. Loved the inside look at Ruth’s journey, her triumphs and struggles. Could have done without the recipes, but I still liked reading them :)
  • Save Me the Plums

    5
    By Joanabake
    I love the fact that Ruth always kept her sense of ordinariness, that she was always real in a world that often takes itself overly seriously. As the retired owner of a small restaurant, lifelong world traveler and hopeless fan of Gourmet magazine, the book was a delicious read.