DELICIOUS!, by Ruth Reichl

The legendary New York Times food critic has penned her first fiction, and any foodie will find it a completely satisfying read. Food references are everywhere, foodie lore abounds, and Reichl has created a very sympathetic heroine. Starring Billie Breslin, a taste-talented young California chef traumatized by a family tragedy, who goes to work at a long-lived New York food magazine, Delicious! When a friend finds a hidden room behind the magazine's library, Billie is hooked by a series of letters between a young girl in Akron and the legendary James Beard. If I start giving plot details, they'll spoil your experience. This is the perfect holiday gift for a food-oriented person. It's a 4...and a perfectly delicious read.
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