Celebrated memoir author, food writer and former editor of Gourmet Magazine, Ruth Reichl’s first novel is for foodies as well as anyone who has lost someone they love. Here is my book review Delicious by Ruth Reichl.
Billie Breslin has a most discernible palate – a talent to pull every spice and flavor from a recipe with just a taste. But Billie refuses to cook….why?
Billlie’s abrupt decision to flee her home in Santa Monica for the big city of New York has her family flummoxed. She lands a job with Delicious, a well known food magazine. She is the new assistant for the editor, and to her surprise the quirky collection of staff become her new family.
But when Delicious is suddenly closed with no warning, Billie is the only staff kept on to continue to serve Delicious readers with the “Delicious Guarantee”. Alone in the old historic building that once housed the magazine, Billie discovers a hidden room, that opens a world of history to Billie and sets her on a quest to discover a World War II girl named LuLu and understand LuLu’s relationship to renowned Chef James Beard.
Along the way Billie will face her own ghosts, grief and past, and open her heart to the possibility of love and cooking again.
****Four stars for Delicious by Ruth Reichl.
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