Sunday, December 23, 2007

Sunday Book Review: Garlic and Sapphires

If you love food and need a book to listen to then Garlic and Shapphires is the book for you written by Ruth Reichl and read by Bernadette Dune. The books chronicles Ruth Reichl's life in New York City as the food critic for the New York Times. The narrator even reads the recipes and I never thought listening to recipes as a good thing but this was.

Ruth Reichl enlists the help an old friend of her mothers to disguise herself to eat in New York City's finest restaurants undetected. Her first incarnation is her own mother. She goes through many more and you get to travel along with her visiting fancy and not so fancy restaurants. The book includes recipes so if they sound good to you check out the book. I did and made the Spaghetti Carbonara, very yum.

1 comment:

  1. I read the book about 2 years ago and loved it. Ruth Reichl used to be a restaurant critic in my home town of L.A. I wish she'd come back...she's so funny! After reading your review, I want to get the spoken version too. Thanks!

    Ellen B.
    Los Angeles