Inside ‘My Kitchen Year,’ Ruth Reichl’s New Cookbook

September 28, 2015

Reichl opens up on her new book, which hits shelves Tuesday.

Ruth Reichl — a woman whose resume (food critic at the Los Angeles Times and New York Times; EIC of Gourmet magazine) precedes her — is about to embark upon a whirlwind of a book tour for her first cookbook in over 40 years: My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life. It chronicles the year after publisher Condé Nast folded Gourmet magazine (in 2009) and laid off its staff — including Reichl — in an abrupt, financial-based decision that left thousands of readers, cooks, chefs, and food editors reeling.…