Traverse City Events: TC Reads

Traverse City Events: TC Reads Tender at the Bone: Growing up at the Table by Ruth Reichl

TC READS, an organization sponsored by the Friends of the Traverse Area District Library has announced Tender at the Bone: Growing up at the Table by Ruth Reichl as the featured book for this summer. The group has chosen April through October to be reading months, which will conclude with Reichl’s appearance at the Traverse City Opera House on October 19.

Collaboration within the community and Traverse City Restaurants will bring the story to life for participants throughout Northern Michigan.

Reichl has been described by the Seattle Times as "one of the most influential figures in the food world." She is widely recognized as a food critic for the New York Times and as an editor of Gourmet Magazine. Born and raised in New York City, she studied at the University of Michigan and the University of California/Berkeley.

"At an early age, Ruth Reichl discovered that "food could be a way of making sense of the world…If you watched people as they ate, you could find out who they were." Her scrumptious memoir, Tender at the Bone, is the story of a life determined, enhanced, and defined in equal measure by a passion for food, unforgettable people, and the love of tales well told. Beginning with Reichl’s mother, the notorious food-poisoner known as the Queen of Mold, Reichl introduces us to the fascinating characters that shaped her world and her tastes. Spiced with her infectious humor and favorite recipes, Tender at the Bone is a witty and compelling chronicle of a culinary sensualist’s coming-of-age."–Random House

Traverse City dwellers will feed their senses in this Northern Michigan event. Since its initial publication, Reichl has published several other works, including Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise and For You Mom. Finally. The Traverse City group’s guest speaker is currently a judge on Bravo’s "Top Chef Masters" and an editor at Random House.

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