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Ruth Reichl quotes: I have to admit I've never had a Fruit Loop. I have to admit I've never had a Fruit Loop.
Ruth Reichl quotes: Hermione was back, holding out a gossamer dress of rainbow chiffon so airy I thought of fireflies on a moonlight night. Hermione was back, holding out a gossamer dress of rainbow chiffon so airy I thought of fireflies on a moonlight night.
Ruth Reichl quotes: Anybody who believes Yelp is an idiot. Most people on Yelp have no idea what they're talking about. Anybody who believes Yelp is an idiot. Most people on Yelp have no idea what they're talking about.
Ruth Reichl quotes: I don't care what a lot of anonymous strangers think about restaurants. I don't care what a lot of anonymous strangers think about restaurants.
Ruth Reichl quotes: I am telling you that if things can change for the worse, the opposite is also true. But only if you open yourself to the possibilities. I am telling you that if things can change for the worse, the opposite is also true. But only if you open yourself to the possibilities.
Ruth Reichl quotes: I loved being at the 'Times,' and they were incredibly good to me. I think it's a wonderful paper, and I was really well edited. I loved being at the 'Times,' and they were incredibly good to me. I think it's a wonderful paper, and I was really well edited.
Ruth Reichl quotes: My mother's father was a doctor, and she desperately wanted to be a doctor. My mother's father was a doctor, and she desperately wanted to be a doctor.
Ruth Reichl quotes: I'm not a big turkey fan, but my husband loves it. Thanksgiving is his favorite meal. I'm not a big turkey fan, but my husband loves it. Thanksgiving is his favorite meal.
Ruth Reichl quotes: I think of fiction as the highest calling. I'm kind of addicted to it. It's the thing that has gotten me through all the hard points in my life. I think of fiction as the highest calling. I'm kind of addicted to it. It's the thing that has gotten me through all the hard points in my life.
Ruth Reichl quotes: It takes a great deal of strength to be an optimist. It takes a great deal of strength to be an optimist.
Ruth Reichl quotes: If you're going to tell stuff, you might as well tell the real stuff. If you're going to tell stuff, you might as well tell the real stuff.
Ruth Reichl quotes: That's what I like so much about old libraries - they smell the way we'd like to imagine the past. That's what I like so much about old libraries - they smell the way we'd like to imagine the past.
Ruth Reichl quotes: I bake bread nearly every day; I use Jim Lahey's no-knead method and leave it to rise overnight. I bake bread nearly every day; I use Jim Lahey's no-knead method and leave it to rise overnight.
Ruth Reichl quotes: The way we live is changing. Each year, our free time shrinks a little more as computers clamor for an increasing percentage of our attention. The way we live is changing. Each year, our free time shrinks a little more as computers clamor for an increasing percentage of our attention.
Ruth Reichl quotes: Don't you just love the idea of cooking flowers? I imagine them bursting into bloom, right in the pan. Don't you just love the idea of cooking flowers? I imagine them bursting into bloom, right in the pan.
Ruth Reichl quotes: That's what I like so much about libraries, they smell the way we would like to imagine the past. That's what I like so much about libraries, they smell the way we would like to imagine the past.
Ruth Reichl quotes: One of the effects of cheap food is, we have food that is so unsatisfactory. We need to go back to flavor. One of the effects of cheap food is, we have food that is so unsatisfactory. We need to go back to flavor.
Ruth Reichl quotes: I meet people, and we can get past small talk pretty quickly if they've read my books. It's a great shortcut. I meet people, and we can get past small talk pretty quickly if they've read my books. It's a great shortcut.
Ruth Reichl quotes: In really good times, you say, 'No, I'm not taking that ad.' But in bad times, you'll take anything. In really good times, you say, 'No, I'm not taking that ad.' But in bad times, you'll take anything.
Ruth Reichl quotes: I'd rather be a fool than hard-hearted. I'd rather be a fool than hard-hearted.
Ruth Reichl quotes: I think I wrote my first piece about food in 1978. I think I wrote my first piece about food in 1978.
Ruth Reichl quotes: I had done this. I had pulled my life apart. I would never, ever be safe again. I had done this. I had pulled my life apart. I would never, ever be safe again.
Ruth Reichl quotes: I think it's hard, when you're someone who likes to please people, as I am, to be a boss. I had to learn how to rein myself in and not I think it's hard, when you're someone who likes to please people, as I am, to be a boss. I had to learn how to rein myself in and not terrify people.
Ruth Reichl quotes: I decided that it wasn't pretty that I felt, but confident. I decided that it wasn't pretty that I felt, but confident.
Ruth Reichl quotes: It is not 'only' food, I said heatedly. There's meaning hidden underneath each dish. It is not 'only' food, I said heatedly. There's meaning hidden underneath each dish.
Ruth Reichl quotes: A real woman is someone who knows what she wants. If you want to stay home, that's fine, but you have to be clear-eyed. A real woman is someone who knows what she wants. If you want to stay home, that's fine, but you have to be clear-eyed.
Ruth Reichl quotes: When I ate slowly and deliberately, giving myself time to consider whether I actually wanted that next bite, I often discovered that I didn't. When I ate slowly and deliberately, giving myself time to consider whether I actually wanted that next bite, I often discovered that I didn't.
Ruth Reichl quotes: Were unaware that the room was crowded with ghosts who were about to propel us into the present and force us to face the future. Were unaware that the room was crowded with ghosts who were about to propel us into the present and force us to face the future.
Ruth Reichl quotes: We in America have gotten addicted to cheap food. The result of that is antibiotic-laden fish, foods that are bred to be portable. We in America have gotten addicted to cheap food. The result of that is antibiotic-laden fish, foods that are bred to be portable.
Ruth Reichl quotes: Given a choice between great food and boring company or boring food and great company, I'll take the great company any day. Given a choice between great food and boring company or boring food and great company, I'll take the great company any day.
Ruth Reichl quotes: The American government policy on what we supported and subsidised in agriculture was a social experiment on a whole generation of children. The American government policy on what we supported and subsidised in agriculture was a social experiment on a whole generation of children.
Ruth Reichl quotes: Let's face it: my life tends to revolve around food, and I love feeding people. Let's face it: my life tends to revolve around food, and I love feeding people.
Ruth Reichl quotes: I once ate nothing but grapefruit for an entire month. I didn't lose a pound. I once ate nothing but grapefruit for an entire month. I didn't lose a pound.
Ruth Reichl quotes: You don't want to give people what they want. Give them something that they didn't know that they wanted. You don't want to give people what they want. Give them something that they didn't know that they wanted.
Ruth Reichl quotes: M. F. K. Fisher was a wonder and a huge influence, and someone I got to know pretty well at the end of her life. M. F. K. Fisher was a wonder and a huge influence, and someone I got to know pretty well at the end of her life.
Ruth Reichl quotes: It was through cooking food and sharing it with each other that our ancestors learned how to become social animals. It was through cooking food and sharing it with each other that our ancestors learned how to become social animals.
Ruth Reichl quotes: If you go back in American history, oysters were the food of poor people. New York was filled with oyster saloons in the 1800s. If you go back in American history, oysters were the food of poor people. New York was filled with oyster saloons in the 1800s.
Ruth Reichl quotes: I have to say I know much more about football than I would like to, because my husband is a rabid football fan, and it's been so horrible. I have to say I know much more about football than I would like to, because my husband is a rabid football fan, and it's been so horrible.
Ruth Reichl quotes: I'm a home cook, and I'm constantly embarrassed by twentysomethings who really do know the mechanics of cooking. How to build a sauce. I'm a home cook, and I'm constantly embarrassed by twentysomethings who really do know the mechanics of cooking. How to build a sauce.
Ruth Reichl quotes: In the end you are the only one who can make yourself happy. More important, ... it is never too late to find out how to do it. In the end you are the only one who can make yourself happy. More important, ... it is never too late to find out how to do it.
Ruth Reichl quotes: When I came to 'Gourmet,' I had no clue how to run a magazine; for television, I am fascinated to learn about editing. When I came to 'Gourmet,' I had no clue how to run a magazine; for television, I am fascinated to learn about editing.
Ruth Reichl quotes: If you really taste a doughnut, it's pretty disgusting. They taste of grease. If you really taste a doughnut, it's pretty disgusting. They taste of grease.
Ruth Reichl quotes: That's the most terrible thing about being a child; you're convinced that it's all your fault. Lulu That's the most terrible thing about being a child; you're convinced that it's all your fault. Lulu
Ruth Reichl quotes: You can be a decent critic if you know about food, but to be a really good one, you need to know about life. You can be a decent critic if you know about food, but to be a really good one, you need to know about life.
Ruth Reichl quotes: When people flatter you constantly it is very tempting to think you deserve it. When people flatter you constantly it is very tempting to think you deserve it.
Ruth Reichl quotes: For me, cooking is a way to try and please people and tell them I love them. When I fall in love with someone, I want to feed them as For me, cooking is a way to try and please people and tell them I love them. When I fall in love with someone, I want to feed them as well.
Ruth Reichl quotes: Writing about food is my default. Writing about food is my default.
Ruth Reichl quotes: What I like best is the challenge of learning something I didn't know how to do, going beyond my comfort level. What I like best is the challenge of learning something I didn't know how to do, going beyond my comfort level.
Ruth Reichl quotes: Ask people to pitch in - hand them a spoon and ask them to stir. Doing things together, having everyone help, makes for a nicer party. Ask people to pitch in - hand them a spoon and ask them to stir. Doing things together, having everyone help, makes for a nicer party.
Ruth Reichl quotes: The secret to life is finding joy in ordinary things. I'm interested in happiness. The secret to life is finding joy in ordinary things. I'm interested in happiness.
Ruth Reichl quotes: I don't think there's one thing more important you can do for your kids than have family dinner. I don't think there's one thing more important you can do for your kids than have family dinner.
Ruth Reichl quotes: Giving people presents is such an intimate act; you're basically telling them who you think they are, Giving people presents is such an intimate act; you're basically telling them who you think they are,
Ruth Reichl quotes: Anyone who thinks they're too grown up or too sophisticated to eat caramel corn, is not invited to my house for dinner Anyone who thinks they're too grown up or too sophisticated to eat caramel corn, is not invited to my house for dinner
Ruth Reichl quotes: I wanted to figure out a way of living where I didn't have to be in an office every day. I wanted to figure out a way of living where I didn't have to be in an office every day.
Ruth Reichl quotes: A great meal is an experience that nourishes more than your body. A great meal is an experience that nourishes more than your body.
Ruth Reichl quotes: I learned so much in Laos. I learned that fried silkworm larvae are delicious. I learned how to make ant-egg salad. I learned so much in Laos. I learned that fried silkworm larvae are delicious. I learned how to make ant-egg salad.
Ruth Reichl quotes: I like poached eggs, but I'll make scrambled or fried or whatever anybody wants. I like poached eggs, but I'll make scrambled or fried or whatever anybody wants.
Ruth Reichl quotes: To me, cooking is man's natural activity. But I think writing is really hard. Certainly writing fiction is the hardest thing I've ever done. To me, cooking is man's natural activity. But I think writing is really hard. Certainly writing fiction is the hardest thing I've ever done.