Posts Tagged ‘Ruth Reichl

14
May
09

Ask and It Is Given

Thank you, blessed Universe, for giving me what I desired, as you always do.  Last night I had the thrill of meeting my foodie idol,  Editor-in-Chief of Gourmet Magazine, Ruth Reichl.  As I wrote in my May 8th blog entry, I want to meet Ruth Reichl, have her sign my books and have my picture taken with her.  My three wishes were granted.

My wife and I went to the Bagdad Theatre last evening to hear Ruth speak about her latest book, “Not Becoming my Mother.”  She shared her thoughts about how she was raised and her discoveries about her mother after the woman had passed away.  Her first book, “Tender at the Bone” was pretty funny, mostly at her mother’s expense.  Her mom was notorious for making 26 people sick after attending one of her dinner parties.  The author explained that she felt she owed it to her mother to write another book painting her in a better light.  I have not yet read the book, but I can’t wait.  We were each given a signed copy with our paid admission to the theatre.

After the lecture and a Q & A period, Ruth was ushered out into the lobby and set up at a table to personalize the books for those of us who wanted that.  I was excited to get my chance to actually talk to her.  When we arrived at the table, I asked Ruth if she minded if I sat next to her and have our picture taken.  She said “of course not” and snuggled in next to me.  She sat so close to me I could feel her fantastically wild hair brush against my face.  Chills, what can I say?  I know I gushed the silly words “You’re my hero” because I couldn’t help it.  She is my food hero.

She signed my copy of “Tender at the Bone”  “For Patty Cakes, Ruth Reichl”.  Then she said that she had not seen that that cover before.  She turned it over and exclaimed “Why, this is the British Edition!”  Pretty cool, Universe, for me to have a signed copy of a more rare edition here in the U.S.  Thanks for the extra bonus!

My burning desire to write a cookbook  has once again been ignited, the flames fanned by being in the presence of Ms. Foodie herself – Ruth Reichl.

Ruth at the Bagdad Theatre, Portland Oregon May 13, 2009

Ruth at the Bagdad Theatre, Portland Oregon May 13, 2009

Ruth and Vampiregran

Ruth and Vampiregran

08
May
09

A Wish Granted from the Universe

Ruth Reichl

Ruth Reichl

I am so stoked! I just found out that one of my food idols is coming to town next week. She’s not a celebrity chef, but she is definitely a cook extraordinaire. Ruth Reichl is the editor-in-chief of Gourmet Magazine. She has written several books, and her latest, “Not Becoming my Mother” just came out. I have read all of her books and was planning on buying this newest one, but to own an autographed copy is a living dream. I love the way she writes. Witty and chatty, like visiting with a good chum, I can tune the world out when I am soaking up her words.

I have a strong belief in the law of attraction and I was just saying last week that I would really, really like to meet Ruth Reichl. I know the Universe heard my request and is only giving me what I asked for. It all happened pretty fast. I never read the newspaper, but for some reason today at my lunch break, I picked up the entertainment page of the Oregonian and was looking to see what movies were playing at the Kennedy School. Nothing of interest to me, but the ad below the Kennedy School was for the Bagdad Theatre and I saw her name – RUTH REICHL. I felt chills. I got extremely excited. I started talking about how much a admire Ruth to anyone within earshot. Only two people knew who I was referring to, but they could all tell how important this was to me. I was even told “You’re so cute” like I was a little kid or something. I felt as excited as a little kid on Christmas morning, because I am getting what I asked Santa (aka the Universe) for.

So, now, dear Universe I want to meet Ruth, get her to sign my book(s) and have my picture taken with her. And I can feel that all of this is going to happen, just like I intend it to.

The Ruth I admire, wild hair and big grin

The Ruth I admire, wild hair and big grin




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