Ruth Reichl is a chef, food writer, co-producer of PBS's Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie, culinary editor for the Modern Library, host of PBS's Gourmet's Adventures With Ruth, and the last editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine.
Cookbook author Joan Nathan and food writer Ruth Reichl talk about the foundation of Jewish cooking in America—and how much the Jewish kitchen has changed.
The former restaurant critic of The New York Times spoke with Eleanor Wachtel about the many aliases she assumed in order to dine anonymously.
It’s a double dose of Ruth Reichl! We dipped into the Cherry Bombe Jubilee archive to bring you two great moments with the legendary editor and author. First up, Ruth reads from her most recent book, Save Me The Plums, a memoir of her time at the helm of Gourmet Magazine. In the second half of the show, Ruth talks to Chef Ruth Rogers of the iconic River Cafe in London, as well as head chef Sian Owen, from one of Jubilee’s keynote conversations. Plus, find out why Kristin Nelson of the Ardent Homesteader in Arden, New York, thinks Karen Washington from Rise & Root Farm is the Bombe!Thank you to Ecole Ducasse culinary school and the wines of Rioja for supporting our show.
Tune in to hear two legends—author Ruth Reichl and Chef Ruth Rogers of The River Cafe in London—In conversation at the 2018 Cherry Bombe Jubilee conference. They talk about running a mindful restaurant, motherhood, and the early days of Chef Ruth’s legendary restaurant. The two women are joined by Sian Wyn Owen, head chef of The River Cafe. At the end of the show, photographer Samantha Parquette tells us who she thinks is the Bombe. Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu and Traeger Grills for supporting Radio Cherry Bombe. Be sure to visit to learn how you can help the Food Bank For New York with its Hunger Doesn’t Take A Break campaign to fight childhood hunger in the summer months.
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Jan 16th, 1948
New York, New York, United States of America
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6 hours, 10 minutes
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