Search Results: "Michael Ruhlman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Still, few works of nonfiction have captured so much of the spirit of the prep school experience."
Affectionate and well-drawn portrait of a school year at an all-boy prep school. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 2001

"Approached as a salvage operation, there are numerous worthy features in this book, but there are too many gaps in planking for it to float on its own."
Ruhlman's (The Soul of a Chef, not reviewed) promising story of attending the construction of two sublime wooden boats falls short in so many areas that it feels woefully out of plumb. Read full book review >

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GROCERY by Michael Ruhlman
NON-FICTION
Released: May 16, 2017

"An illuminating journey through and behind the grocery store, which, 'perhaps more than any other mechanism of change…has the power to shape how we raise and produce food in America.'"
Cookbook author and food writer Ruhlman (In Short Measures: Three Novellas, 2015, etc.) explores the evolution of the American grocery store and how it has affected what we eat in this country. Read full book review >

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IN SHORT MEASURES by Michael Ruhlman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"The rarely seen but quite enjoyable novella form serves this maiden effort well."
A bestselling food writer tries his hand at fiction. Read full book review >

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THE REACH OF A CHEF by Michael Ruhlman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 18, 2006

"True tales of the kitchen à la Anthony Bourdain: a pleasure for foodies, and an education of the palate and pocketbook."
A Plimptonesque writer finds further adventures, and misadventures, over an open range. Read full book review >

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HOUSE by Michael Ruhlman
Released: March 21, 2005

"Squirts a measure of original thinking onto what has become a vast serving of the topic."
The travails and deep, soul-satisfying pleasures of buying a grand fixer-upper in the old neighborhood. Read full book review >

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Released: April 14, 2003

"A window into an unfamiliar world where excellence is difficult to achieve yet absolutely essential."
Close-up and personal view of a surgical team at the Cleveland Clinic's Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Diseases. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"An attractive mise en place, but one that lacks the simple artistry of that long-remembered potato."
A writer enters the Culinary Institute of America, the Ivy League of cooking schools. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL NESMITH
by Nick A. Zaino III

Michael Nesmith’s first big job in the music industry didn’t make much sense to him. He was hired—along with Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork—to be part of a rock and roll band on television called the Monkees. It would change his life in ways he couldn’t quite comprehend. He addresses this in his new memoir, Infinite Tuesday: An ...


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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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MICHAEL TWITTY
by Gregory McNamee

Recipes, like people, have DNA. It may take some ferreting out, some hard kitchen testing, some documentary research, and some more tasting and adjusting, but eventually that yellowed slip of paper tucked into grandmom’s copy of Joy of Cooking will yield its ancestry, reveal its origins through the patina of the past, and show how tastes and ingredients have changed ...


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ÉDOUARD LOUIS
by Rhett Morgan

In 2014 at the age of 22, Édouard Louis published his first novel, The End of Eddy, in France and caused a sensation in the French press. Like another recently celebrated European author, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Louis takes directly from his own life to craft bleak images. Also like Knausgaard, he came under intense media scrutiny as investigative journalists sought ...


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