"Tender at the Bone" by Ruth Reichl

At an early age, Ruth Reichl discovered that "food could be a way of making sense of the world. . . . If you watched people as they ate, you could find out who they were." Her deliciously crafted memoir, Tender at the Bone, is the story of a life determined, enhanced, and defined in equal measure by a passion for food, unforgettable people, and the love of tales well told.  Beginning with Reichl's mother, the notorious food-poisoner known as the Queen of Mold, Reichl introduces us to the fascinating characters who shaped her world and her tastes, from the gourmand Monsieur du Croix, who served Reichl her first soufflé, to those at her politically correct table in Berkeley who championed the organic food revolution in the 1970s.  Spiced with Reichl's infectious humor and sprinkled with her favorite recipes, Tender at the Bone is a witty and compelling chronicle of a culinary sensualist's coming-of-age.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I am not feeling well but I really liked the book. I almost couldn't believe it was an autobiography

    December 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't be there tonight due to illness bu I am really enjoying th book

    December 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi. This will be my first meetup and I have never bee to Mimi's. Will we be having supper there or is it more of a coffee place? Anyone going down from Merritt Island?

    1 · November 20, 2012

    • Wendy

      Hello Stephanie, Mimi's Cafe is a casual restaurant. We will be eating there and discussing the book. We usually meet at Barnes and Noble in West Melbourne; however, they could not accommodate us this month. I hope you can make this month's meetup! Please RSVP if you know you are going to attend. You can also bring an unwrapped book (it can be used) to be a part of the book exchange.

      1 · December 9, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, Wendy! I will be there! I finished the book last week and look forward to discussing it. I will try to remember to bring a book for the gift exchange. Fun!

      1 · December 13, 2012

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