Monday, April 08, 2019

Six top recent novels to cook to

Ruth Reichl is the bestselling author of the memoirs Garlic and Sapphires, Tender at the Bone, and Comfort Me with Apples and the novel Delicious! She was editor in chief of Gourmet magazine for ten years.

Her new book is Save Me the Plums, which covers her decade at Gourmet.

At The Week magazine Reichl tagged six recent novels she enjoyed listening to while cooking. One title on the list:
The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish (2017).

A modern-day scholar discovers an ancient manuscript, and as she ponders its many mysteries we find ourselves transported to London's Jewish community during a 1660s plague year. Two women in different centuries are at the heart of the book, and this is the best kind of historical fiction: While introducing you to a culture of the past, it poses questions about the present.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Weight of Ink is among Melissa Ragsdale's eight books that go right along with the spirit of Hanukkah.

My Book, The Movie: The Weight of Ink.

The Page 69 Test: The Weight of Ink.

--Marshal Zeringue