Ruth Reichl

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Olive Garden Reviewer Marilyn Hagerty Doesn't Have Time for Your Scorn [Updated]

    Meet Marilyn Hagerty. She writes the "Eatbeat" column for the Grand Forks, North Dakota, Herald. Yesterday, she reviewed Grand Forks' new, eagerly awaited Olive Garden. Because the internet is a terrible creature fueled by snark (guilty, guilty, guilty), this review went viral. No less a food-media ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Has "Ruth Bourdain" Been Unmasked?

    ​(Warning: This post contains spoilers. Food-media inside baseball, too. You've been warned.)For more than a year now, the parody Twitter account of Ruth Bourdain has delighted -- and grossed out -- the food world with his/her mash-up of the haiku-like tweets of former New York Times restaurant cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Seven Food Films That Aren't Good Enough for MoMA

    Next month the Museum of Modern Art will host "Carte Blanche: Dieter Kosslick, the Culinary Cineaste" to honor Dieter Kosslick, director of the Berlin International Film Festival and food activist. The program will have screenings of lots of classic food films, including Big Night, Jiro Dreams of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Potential Beef Crisis Looms

    In the year 2050 beef could be a rare delicacy. United Press International is covering the 18th World Meat Congress in Bueno Aires, where Food and Agriculture Organization officials voiced concern that growing population and wasteful farming methods could put beef producers in crisis. A year after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Left Bank Books' Upcoming Tasty Events

    Image viaCat Cora is coming to St. Louis.​"It seems only natural that this increased interest in what we eat and where we eat it would lead to a need for more literature on the subject, which includes new cookbooks, of course, but also includes great food writers, authors who write about how peopl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 4.13

    Brewers at Denmark's Carlsberg Brewery walked off the job last week when it was announced they'd no longer get to drink three free beers per work shift. The Calgary Herald takes a Canadian look at why this effort by management to promote employee health went wrong. Need another food website? Huffi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 12.12-12.18

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Sounding My Barbaric Gulp: Kelly continued her December blogging rampage with recipes for Ginger Oatmeal Rum Raisin Cookies, Cookie Dough Brownies and Cafe Volcano Cookies. She also relived her meeting with Ruth Reichl via Cacio e Pepe, drank ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Farmers' Market Share: Pumpkin Soup and Pretentious Media

    User "Infromgation," Wikimedia Commons​I'm not sure when I first became obsessed with food, but I can tell you about my history with pretentious media. On both counts, I blame my parents.My mom is an awesome cook. I have to give many thanks to her ability to accommodate my vegetarianism throughou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Ruth Reichl Pays (Delayed) Visit to St. Louis

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing CompanyReichl​Last month, Ruth Reichl, food writer and editor of Gourmet, was scheduled to visit St. Louis at the behest of Left Bank Books and give a talk at COCA to promote the new cookbook Gourmet Today. That was the week her magazine shut down.Last night, R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 10.17-10.23

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Cupcake Project: Stefani debuted on Paula Deen's website, made cupcakes for a house divided, and gave instructions for a DIY cupcake party.STL Hops: Mike eulogized local beer guru Henry Herbst, and revealed beer lists for Kirkwood Pi and Growl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 10.8

    ​ Food (and other) bloggers risk FTC fines if they don't disclose paid product reviews. (Wired)Ruth Reichl speaks on Gourmet's closing. (The New York Times)The beef bait and switch - is it really Kobe? (Miami New Times)Food-bourne illnesses might be the price of convenience. Here's the top t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Breaking: Ruth Reichl Cancels St. Louis Visit

    ​Perhaps unsurprisingly, given yesterday's news that Gourmet would cease publication after its November issue, editor-in-chief and general food-world luminary Ruth Reichl has canceled her visit to St. Louis this week. Reichl was to talk and sign books at an event sponsored by Left Bank Books on Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Gourmet Magazine to Shutter [Updated]

    ​The New York Times reports that magazine publisher Condé Nast will shutter Gourmet magazine after almost 70 years:The magazine has suffered a severe decline in ad pages, but the cut still comes as a shock. There was speculation that Condé Nast would close one of its food titles -- Gourmet or Bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 9.12-9.18

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Cupcake Project: Stefani returned with Rosh Hashana apple cider donuts with honey glaze, and monkey bread cupcakes served with a side of very cute new baby.Sugar, Spice and More Things Nice: Rachel interviewed dietitian and diabetes educator M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 9.5-9.11

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Becky and the Beanstock: Becky finally reveals her secret dish - vegetarian hot dogs in pretzel dough blankets. Sounding My Barbaric Gulp: Kelly went wild with spiced dove breasts.Bruno's Dream: Bruno made carrot gelato for LiveSTRONG Day. One ... More >>

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    June 5, 2002

    The Hill Still Sizzles

    Week of June 5, 2002

  • Dining

    May 30, 2001

    Side Dish

    How much service is too much service?

  • Dining

    April 12, 2000

    Wiping the Plate Clean

    Our intrepid reviewer calls for the last check and leaves some generous tips

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    July 21, 1999