City Paper is not for tourists
When Gourmet magazine closed in 2009, its longtime editor, Ruth Reichl, wasted no time getting back to work. After publishing For You Mom, Finally, a memoir about her relationship with her mother, in 2010, Reichl released her first novel, Delicious!, in 2014 and continued to travel and blog about what she ate. But without the structure of monthly deadlines, she felt untethered, so she settled into her home kitchen to process her emotions. The results of that period are documented in her new book, My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Changed My Life. Sharing the recipes for the dishes that brought her out of her funk, Reichl highlights everything from tofu and kale to grilled cheese sandwiches. In D.C., she’ll discuss the book three times in 24 hours: first, at a sold-out dinner at Buck’s Fishing & Camping cooked with five local female chefs; then on Sunday morning at the Dupont Circle Farmers Market; and later in the day at Busboys and Poets’ Takoma location. There, you’ll be able to ask Reichl for her thoughts on the chain’s celebrated vegan menu. Ruth Reichl reads at 3 p.m. at Busboys and Poets Takoma, 235 Carroll St. NW. Free. (202) 726-0856. busboysandpoets.com/about/takoma.