After twenty-three years as a restaurant critic, Ruth Reichl took over as editor in chief of Gourmet Magazine in April 1999. Her mission – to celebrate populism and repudiate snobbishness – to throw open the windows and embrace change. Kind of similar to the story of her life. Kojo talks with Reichl about her life, her work, and the second volume of her memoir, Comfort Me With Apples.


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