Salon@615 with Ruth Reichl author of My Kitchen Year - in conversation with Ann Patchett

Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome Ruth Reichl in conversation with Ann Patchett for a discussion of her new book, My Kitchen Year, as a part of our Salon@615 speaker series.

Ticket Information:

This salon is a free, ticketed event. A limited number of auditorium tickets will be available on-site 30 minutes before show time on the event date. Advance auditorium tickets are limited and guarantee a seat in the auditorium. Visit to buy tickets or for more information. Arrive early for the on-site ticket line. Once auditorium seats have been filled, guests will be accommodated in alternative viewing locations. To join the signing line at this event, you must purchase a copy of the author’s latest book from Parnassus Books. As a Salon patron, you will receive a 10% discount!  

About My Kitchen Year:

This splendid book collects over 100 recipes of the comfort food Ruth Reichl shared with family and friends throughout the year after gourmet magazine was, shockingly, shut down.  Over the past 40 years, Ruth Reichl has worked is restaraunts, written about food, been a restaurant critic and the food editor of a major newspaper.  She's watched food become an important part of popular culture.  "But," as she writes in her introduction,..."two things haven't changed.  My knife skills are still pathetic.  And I still believe, to the core of my being, that when you pay attention cooking becomes a kind of meditation." When gormet magazine shut down and suddley one of the most visible and beloved figures in the world of food found herself without a job.  Stunned, sad, fragile she retreated to her country house with her husband and, during her recovery year, sought to recover the simple pleasures of the kitchen.  Fans will revel in Reichl's culinary - and life - lessons relearned in the kitchen.

About Ruth Reichl:

Ruth Reichl 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), where she was also named food editor. As co-owner of The Swallow Restaurant from 1974 to 1977, she played a part in the culinary revolution that took place in Berkeley, California. In the years that followed, she served as restaurant critic for New West and California magazines. 


About Salon@615:

Salon@615 presents bestselling authors free to the public through a unique partnership between the Nashville Public LibraryHumanities TennesseeParnassus Books and the Nashville Public Library Foundation. Together, we nurture and celebrate the literary life of Nashville by presenting author talks and book signings to our community.

Since its inception in early 2011, Salon@615 has become a regular and vital author reading series on Nashville’s cultural calendar.

Event date: 
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 6:15pm
Event address: 
Nashville Public Library
615 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37206