Ruth Reichl is the author of the cookbook My Kitchen Year, published in September 2015. She was Editor in Chief of Gourmet Magazine from 1999 to 2009. Before that she was the restaurant critic of both The New York Times (1993-1999) and the Los Angeles Times (1984-1993).
Ms. Reichl has authored the critically acclaimed, best-selling memoirs Tender at the Bone, Comfort Me with Apples, Garlic and Sapphires, and For You Mom, Finally, which have been translated into 18 languages. She is the editor of The Modern Library Food Series, which currently includes ten books, and author of the novel Delicious!
Ms. Reichl has been honored with 6 James Beard Awards. She holds a B.A. and an M.A. in the History of Art from the University of Michigan and lives in rural New York with her husband, Michael Singer, a television news producer.