Tender at the bone: growing up at the table

Book Cover
Average Rating
New York : Random House, 1998.
Physical Desc:
x, 282 pages ; 25 cm.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “An absolute delight to read . . . How lucky we are that [Ruth Reichl] had the courage to follow her appetite.”—Newsday

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 defined, determined, and enhanced in equal measure by a passion for food, by unforgettable people, and by the love of tales well told. Beginning with her mother, the notorious food-poisoner known as the Queen of Mold, Reichl introduces us to the fascinating characters who shaped her world and tastes, from the gourmand Monsieur du Croix, who served Reichl her first foie gras, 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. 
BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Ruth Reichl's Delicious!
Praise for Tender at the Bone
“A poignant, yet hilarious, collection of stories about people [Reichl] has known and loved, and who, knowingly or unknowingly, steered her on the path to fulfill her destiny as one of the world’s leading food writers.”Chicago Sun-Times 
“While all good food writers are humorous . . . few are so riotously, effortlessly entertaining as Ruth Reichl.”The New York Times Book Review 
“Reading Ruth Reichl on food is almost as good as eating it. . . . Reichl makes the reader feel present with her, sharing the experience.”Washington Post Book World

“[In] this lovely memoir .  .  .  we find young Ruth desperately trying to steer her manic mother's unwary guests toward something edible.  It's a job she does now .  .  .  in her columns, and whose intimate imperatives she illuminates in this graceful book.”The New Yorker
“A savory memoir of [Reichl’s] apprentice years . . . Reichl describes [her] experiences with infectious humor. . . . The descriptions of each sublime taste are mouthwateringly precise. . . . A perfectly balanced stew of memories.”Kirkus Reviews
Also in This Series
Call Number
Last Check-In
Tallyn's Reach Non-Fiction
641.5092 Rei
Due Jul 8, 2023
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
1st ed.
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
APA Citation (style guide)

Reichl, R. (1998). Tender at the bone: growing up at the table. New York, Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Reichl, Ruth. 1998. Tender At the Bone: Growing Up At the Table. New York, Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Reichl, Ruth, Tender At the Bone: Growing Up At the Table. New York, Random House, 1998.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Reichl, Ruth. Tender At the Bone: Growing Up At the Table. New York, Random House, 1998.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
Go To GroupedWork

Record Information

Last Sierra Extract TimeMay 24, 2023 10:04:20 AM
Last File Modification TimeMay 25, 2023 03:47:04 AM
Last Grouped Work Modification TimeMay 27, 2023 03:41:13 AM

MARC Record

LEADER00858cam a22002538a 4500
008970430s1998    nyu           000 0 eng  
010 |a 97014720
020 |a 0679449876
040 |a DLC|c DLC|d SVP|d CO2
099 |a 641.5092|b Rei
1001 |a Reichl, Ruth.
24510|a Tender at the bone :|b growing up at the table /|c Ruth Reichl.
250 |a 1st ed.
260 |a New York :|b Random House,|c 1998.
300 |a x, 282 p. ;|c 25 cm.
60010|a Reichl, Ruth|v Biography.
650 0|a Cooking.
650 0|a Cooks|z United States|v Biography.
907 |a .b11064419|b 220326|c 990621
998 |a tlr|b 990501|c m|d a |e -|f eng|g nyu|h 0
945 |d 05-24-2023 9:55|e 220415|f 116|g 1|h 116|i 3 1277 00872 8492|j 230708|k 03-25-2022 12:35|l tlrnf|o -|p $28.00|q  |r -|s - |t 0|u 54|v 29|w 3|x 2|y .i11885889|z 990621