Mon, April 8, 2019 7:30 pm
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.
Tonight San Francisco Chronicle’s new restaurant critic, Soleil Ho joins Ruth to discuss her life, career and most resent endeavor SAVE ME THE PLUMS: MY GOURMET MEMOIR , a personal journey, complete with recipes, 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.
Join us for some great “foodie" conversation followed by audience Q & A, book sales and signing.
“Save Me the Plums sweeps the reader up in the intoxicating splendor of Gourmet in its glory days, when the smart set was in it for the food, the friendship, and the big new ideas. This is the rare case of an amazing writer living an amazing life, with a book that’s the party I never wanted to end.”—Ann Patchett, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth
Tickets available on line and at Copperfield’s Book Stores.
A selection of soft drinks along with Peets Coffee, Numi Tea and a variety of snacks and freshly baked goods available for purchase. No table service. Concessions allowed in theater.
No outside food/drink permitted at this event.
$40 Single = 1 ticket + 1 book
$55 Companion = 2 tickets 1 book
RUTH REICHL was Editor in Chief of Gourmet Magazine from 1999 to 2009. Before that she was the restaurant critic of both The New York Times (1993-1999) and the Los Angeles Times (1984-1993), where she was also named food editor. As co-owner of The Swallow Restaurant from 1974 to 1977, she played a part in the culinary revolution that took place in Berkeley, California. In the years that followed, she served as restaurant critic for New West and California magazines.
Ms. Reichl has been honored with 6 James Beard Awards (one for magazine feature writing and one for multimedia food journalism in 2009; two for restaurant criticism, in 1996 and 1998; one for journalism, in 1994; and Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America, 1984. In 2007, she was named Adweek’s Editor of the Year. She received the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism, presented by the Missouri School of Journalism, in October 2007. Ms. Reichl received the 2008 Matrix Award for Magazines from New York Women in Communications, Inc., in April 2008. She holds a B.A. and an M.A. in the History of Art from the University of Michigan and lives in Upstate New York with her husband, Michael Singer, a television news producer.
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This Event is proudly presented in Association with Copperfields Books