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October 20, 2009

Ruth on Fresh Air

Not to keep coming back to Gourmet, but allow me this one last post (no guarantees). A sweet reader, Cinnamon, pointed out that Terry Gross just did an interview with Ruth Reichl on Fresh Air. I love Fresh Air. Terry Gross is such a good interviewer, isn’t she?

So I listened to it this morning and it’s so lovely. You should most definitely give it a go if you’re as sad as I am that I’ve officially received my last issue in the mail. And mystery solved via the interview: the last issue is great, but it’s not like a LAST ISSUE all stops out sort of situation. And Ruth’s letter doesn’t even hint at a farewell. Which makes sense when you learn that the November issue was all set for print when she found out the magazine would be closing immediately. She must have been crushed. I’m going to go out on limb here, but she was probably more crushed than the rest of us.

So anyway, you can listen to the interview on NPR’s site right here: Ruth Reichl on Fresh Air.

I’m SO making the pumpkin soup in a pumpkin that she describes at the beginning of the piece. Using one of these beauties, of course. That giant cinderella should do just fine.


  1. Maggie said on October 20, 2009

    I loved that episode (and am trying not to keep writing about Gourmet, too).

    When you make the pumpkin dish, I would love to see it on your blog! And hear a full report about its deliciousness, of course…

  2. carolina postcard said on October 20, 2009

    I listened to that yesterday and fell in love with Ruth. Gourmet will be missed and should have had more of a grand farewell! And that pumpkin soup sure sounds good on a cold day.

  3. Sprouted Kitchen said on October 20, 2009

    she is such a sweet soul. so sincere. you're right, I'm sure this is a huge life change for her.

  4. kitchendoor said on October 21, 2009

    That was such a great interview, wasn't it? Usually I can take or leave Fresh Air, but this one had me completely rapt.

  5. twilight at morningside said on October 21, 2009

    I've been in mourning too, but hearing her voice on Fresh Air was the oddly comforting touch I needed.

  6. Cinnamon said on October 21, 2009

    yay!! I thought that pumpkin soup sounded to die for!! Let me know how it works out, I'm thinking about trying it. It sounded so easy!

  7. hannah | honey & jam said on October 31, 2009

    your blog is lovely!

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