This is the third book by Reichl that I have read and they are all good. I just checked her website and it looks like that, as far as Reichl being the author, I only have to get the one from 2009 to have read all of her books. She is a great writer. I felt this one should have been the one called "Tender at the Bone". She shares a lot of very personal information. All the while she is working, writing, living, eating and cooking. She reminds me how much food can mean in your life. Not just shoving stuff into your mouth but really thinking about what you are eating. Enjoying it and sharing it with people in your life. In Ruth's honor why don't you make dinner tonight and share it with someone. It doesn't have to be fancy - just put yourself into it and it will be a culinary delight. Or go out to eat and don't rush through your meal. Inexpensive or over the top, enjoy the restaurant, the staff, the smells, the sounds. I am thinking about making Danny's noodles from this book for a future meal. Reichl's books also make great gifts for foodies. Or if you know someone who likes to eat out give them "Garlic and Sapphires".