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.