Just past the halfway point in this book, but I couldn't wait to say how absolutely delighted I am by it! I'm savoring every nuance of Ruth's writing as if it were a delicious morsel of food. If you were a subscriber, or even picked up a copy from time to time, I think you would find this book a great read.
Eons ago, when I was a sweet young home cook, I subscribed to Gourmet in hopes that I could become very proficient in the kitchen. Was a bit overwhelmed and let the subscription slide. Things like a new house, new kids, and a corporate move interrupted playing in the kitchen. Then, once we moved and and I got my kitchen settled, I started to play again. By the time I thought I was finally up to resubscribing, Goumet was gone.
This book lays out the process that Ruth used to heal from Gourmet Magazine closing on her watch. I fully understand, since I feel that cooking was what got me through the dark parts of trying to adjust to having to move.