. Ruth Reichl has written a glorious book; one in which I wish I could jump into the pages among the words that transport the reader on this wondrous journey. Ruth had a career as a food critic that wrote for well known magazines and newspapers. She continued her writing career by composing her memoir in several books. Delicious! is her first work of fiction.
Billie is offered a job at Delicious! magazine and as a stranger in a new city, she is looking for someone to help her fill a void in her life. Billie has a unique capability to taste and distinguish ingredients in dishes that are presented to her. You will find yourself rooting for Billie from page one.
The details of this story will make you want to taste everything that Billie does; they will make you want to visit Timbers Mansion and walk through its’ kitchen and spend hours in the library. This is definitely one of my favorite books of all times.