Behind the Beat: Ruth Reichl

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Behind the Beat: Ruth Reichl
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Legendary food writer Ruth Reichl was restaurant critic for the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times and editor in chief of Gourmet magazine. She has been honored with six James Beard Awards and is the author of the critically acclaimed best-selling memoirs Tender at the Bone, Comfort Me with Apples, Garlic and Sapphires, and For You Mom, Finally—in this last work, the reader discovers Ruth’s close connection to Cleveland through her remarkable grandmother, Mollie Brudno. Ruth Reichl joined Tom Welsh in a conversation about her grandmother, an unheralded but important impresario in the mid-20th century who organized hundreds of concerts with the Cleveland Museum of Art.

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