Delicious! by Ruth Reichl

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Delicious Book Cover

Hello everyone!  I know it has been a while, but I thought I get back to writing book reviews. Especially since I have become active again in my church’s book group and who for I am utterly grateful for introducing me to the wide world of books–from novel to non-fiction, both books I thoroughly enjoy and books I would probably never pick up if it had not been for the group.

 

For May, our group read  “Delicious!” by Ruth Reichl. Ruth is a editor-in-chief for Gourmet magazine and for a living writes about food.  In this book, she writes about Billie Breslin, a writer, who moved across the country to become a part of a famous food magazine Delicious! Over the course of the book, we learn that it is food that ties everyone together, that cooking is more than just something one may be good at and that digging a little deeper into the heart and souls of others is what really makes a meal special.

Overall, the book has an easy feel to it. But as you approach the climax of the story, you realize to get to this point, you have traveled with Billie through twists and turns in the plot you never expected.  Those wonderful “surprises” can be a hindrance–as they can lead down a subplot that could almost become its own story until you realize you are still within the pages of the same book. Initially it does not grasp you until you follow Billie around on her first day of work.  That is when Reichl really starts running.  It is a beautiful story for any adult, young or old, as there is something to relate to everyone’s journey no matter what point they are in their life.  Or what foods you have enjoyed

 

Goodread Stars: 5 out of 5 (probably should be a 4 but i really did enjoy it immensely!)

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