As an attendee of the upcoming Food Bloggers of Canada conference I was invited to a Meet & Greet at Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks (a venue which I should’ve visited/discovered a long time ago!) with Ruth Reichl as she goes on a North American book tour to promote her latest novel Delicious. I was excited to meet not only because she has been the Editor of Gourmet magazine for ten years, but also because she only just recently appeared on the Top Chef Canada finale.
Ruth shared some behind-the-scene details of what happened on the show finale and what she thought of the three finalists. I thought Ruth could be intimidating (scarred by The Devil Wears Prada) but she was so down to earth, approachable and easy to chat with!
At the event we also got to meet fellow local bloggers whether they be recipe developers or restaurant reviewers like me. I look forward to connecting with them again soon.
As parting gift (gifts actually) we each got a copy of Delicious, but we were also treated to a collection of Ruth’s favourite Gourmet magazine covers. My mouth watered just by looking at them!
And wow we were able to take home some of those Gourmet magazines! I was quite excited that my Delicious and magazines were autographed by Ruth.
Delicious is about a young woman with a perfect palate who goes to work for a legendary food magazine where she discovers a secret trove of letters written by a girl in Ohio to James Beard during the World War II. I look forward to reading the book this summer, perhaps over a glass of wine. Or two.