Delicious!

Delicious!

In her bestselling memoirs Ruth Reichl has long illuminated the theme of how food defines us, and never more so than in her dazzling fiction debut about sisters, family ties, and a young woman who must finally let go of guilt and grief to embrace her own true gifts.Billie Breslin has traveled far from her California home to take a job at Delicious, the most iconic food mag...

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Title:Delicious!
Author:Ruth Reichl
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ISBN:1400069629
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:400 pages

Delicious! Reviews

  • Jenne
    Nov 13, 2013
    oookaaaayyy, well let me just start out by saying that I love Ruth Reichl. Garlic and Sapphires is one of my favorite books ever. Genius. Lovely. Gorgeous. However. This novel. I mean, it's definitely a "write what you know" kind of thing, about a woman who works for a venerable food magazine that s...
  • Kwoomac
    Mar 03, 2014
    First reads. I won, I won, I won! I haven't won anything in like 4 years!So, full disclosure. I received this book through Goodreads First Reads in exchange for an unbiased review. This is the first novel by food critic Ruth Reichl. It's a fun story of a young woman who makes her way to NYC to work ...
  • Jacqie
    Mar 04, 2014
    I've loved all the non-fiction that Ruth Reichl has written and thought her first novel would be a treat. Sadly, it seems that very different skills are needed in writing fiction vs. non-fiction.Our main character is a cipher. We get hints about a tragic past, but because we can't know what happened...
  • J
    Apr 10, 2014
    I won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.Ruth Reichl is a well known author, so I had high hopes for this, her first novel. Unfortunately, I was disappointed.A young woman drops out of college and moves to New York, where she gets a job as an assistant to the editor of Delicious, a highly...
  • Chris
    May 09, 2014
    Most anyone who knows me, knows that Ruth Reichl is at the top of my favorite food writer list. So when I was given the opportunity to receive an advanced readers copy of her newest book and first work of fiction, Delicious!, I jumped at the chance! (A big thank you to Michael Kindness and Ann Kingm...
  • Kelly Syms
    May 11, 2014
    Place this one firmly in the "beach read" category. The prose is juvenile, especially for such an esteemed non-fiction writer. I love Ruth Reichl's food writing, and adored her editorial tenure at Gourmet, but her first novel is badly in need of an honest editor. You'll find unrealistic, shallow dia...
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    Jun 13, 2014
    Recipes, libraries, letters, books, food, authentic Italian butcher and cheese shops, aromas you can smell through the pages, and marvelous characters. What more can a reader ask for?DELICIOUS is a reader's and a cook's paradise. DELICIOUS is one wonderful page of words after another. The magic neve...
  • K
    Jul 01, 2014
    Sorry guys -- yet another curmudgeonly review. I just couldn't stay interested in this story. Ruth Reichl is a seasoned writer, but definitely not a novelist.Somewhere on the TV tropes website where it lists all the various subcategories of Mary Sues, there's probably a name for that wish fulfillmen...
  • Carol
    Jul 27, 2014
    The question in my mind was "Could Ruth Reichl, food editor, restaurant critic and memoir writer pull off a cozy novel?" You bet she can and it was, well, delicious. Like Reichl, Billie Breslin transplants herself from the streets of California to the bustle of New York where she is hired as assista...
  • Barbara
    Mar 02, 2017
    The main character, Billie, works at “Delicious!”, a fictional food and cooking magazine. She abandons college and leaves her home in California to take the job in NYC.  She discovers the city is a food lover's paradise, although it takes her a while to adjust to life away from home. Sh...