Sunday, June 8, 2014

ARE YOU LISTENING? DELICIOUS: A REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

WELCOME TO BOOKIN' WITH BINGO'S" 
ARE YOU LISTENING? DAY"  
I AM EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE TODAY'S  
AUDIO BOOK CHOICE.....
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GIVEAWAY ENDED
DELICIOUS
Read by Julia Whelan
BY RUTH REICHL

ABOUT THE AUDIO BOOK:
Billie Breslin has travelled far from her California home to take a job at Delicious, the most iconic food magazine in New York and, thus, the world. When the publication is suddenly shut down, the colourful staff, who have become an extended family for Billie, must pick up their lives and move on. Not Billie, though. She is offered a new job: staying behind in the magazine's deserted downtown mansion offices to uphold the "Delicious Guarantee"--a public relations hotline for complaints and recipe inquiries--until further notice. What she doesn't know is that this boring, lonely job will be the portal to a life-changing discovery.
     
Delicious! carries the reader to the colourful world of downtown New York restaurateurs and artisanal purveyors. And from the lively food shop in Little Italy where Billie works on weekends to a hidden room in the magazine's library where she discovers the letters of Lulu Swan, a plucky twelve-year-old, who wrote to the legendary chef James Beard during World War II. Lulu's letters lead Billie to a deeper understanding of history (and the history of food), but most important, Lulu's courage in the face of loss inspires Billie to come to terms with her own issues--the panic attacks that occur every time she even thinks about cooking, the truth about the big sister she adored, and her ability to open her heart to love.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ruth Reichl is the bestselling author of Tender at the Bone and Comfort Me with Apples. She was editor in chief of Gourmet magazine for ten years. She lives in New York City with her husband, son, and two cats. To read more about this fascinating author, do visit her "Bio" on her website HERE.

SOME OTHER BOOKS BY RUTH REICHL:
                      
                    


MY THOUGHTS/REVIEW:
When I first read about DELICIOUS by Ruth Reichl I knew I would love the book and couldn't wait for it to come out. I was not disappointed! With Reichl's background as a food writer, reviewer and more, the authenticity of all parts of the story draw readers into the world she writes about. Billie (Wilhelmina) Breslin has come to New York to make her mark somehow in the food world. Although she possesses an extremely talented palate which is so interesting and well written about, she is too nervous to be a chef. And so she starts out by taking a job at the premier foodie magazine named Delicious. 

As the characters Reichl creates come to life, you feel like you are in the office, kitchens, and restaurants they occupy. When things seem to be too good to be true, alas, they are and the story within this story begins. Delicious closes down suddenly and Billie takes on the job of minding the house and call center in a "clean up the place" type of job. When she discovers a hidden room in the library of the building, her world is turned upside down. Within it, she finds letters from a young girl to none other than James Beard, the legendary chef by which all chefs are measured today. These letters are precious to Billie and the story they tell makes DELICIOUS even more meaty than one may have thought from the beginning. Foodies and readers who enjoy a well-written, fascinating narrative will enjoy Ruth Reichl's DELICIOUS as well as the included gingerbread recipe she shared. More surprises and treats are packed in this novel so don't shy away from it as you will be missing a yummy read!


GIVEAWAY

 THANKS TO RICHARD AND THE FINE FOLKS AT
RANDOM HOUSE AUDIO, I HAVE ONE COPY
OF THIS FASCINATING AUDIO BOOK TO 
GIVE AWAY TO ONE LUCKY WINNER!
  
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--NO P. O. BOXES, PLEASE
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--ALL ENTRIES/COMMENTS MUST BE 
SEPARATE IN ORDER TO COUNT 
AS MORE THAN ONE ENTRY
HOW TO ENTER:
+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FOUND INTERESTING ABOUT DELICIOUS THAT WOULD MAKE YOU WANT TO WIN THIS AUDIO BOOK

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND LEAVE A LINK I CAN FOLLOW IN THE ENTRY

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FIND INTERESTING ON RUTH REICHL'S WEBSITE BY GOING HERE

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON ONE OTHER CURRENT GIVEAWAY YOU HAVE ENTERED ON MY BLOG. IF YOU ENTERED MORE THAN ONE, YOU CAN COMMENT ON EACH ON SEPARATELY AND GAIN MORE ENTRIES THAT WAY 

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON ONE WAY YOU FOLLOW MY BLOG. IF YOU FOLLOW MORE THAN ONE WAY, YOU CAN COMMENT SEPARATELY AND EACH WILL COUNT AS AN ENTRY
GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
 6 PM, EST, JUNE 21
GOOD LUCK!

74 comments:

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I loved, loved, loved Ruth Reichl's New York Times restaurant reviews (her review of Le Cirque, showcasing how the non-boldfaced names experience the restaurant is a standout classic), so I am truly eager to hear her first novel!

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