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Delicious!: A Novel with Ruth Reichl, Thursday March 12

At the home of Gail Monaghan 

Please note, this dinner is now full. If you are interested in the dinner and would like to join the waitlist, please contact Lorna Flynn at lorna@pen.org.

You are invited to a private dinner with American food writer, culinary editor, producer, and host Ruth Reichl. The dinner will be hosted by Gail Monaghan on Thursday March 12, 2015 at 7:30pm and all contributions will go to PEN American Center. 

Ruth will talk about her popular debut novel, Delicious! . “Delicious! carries the reader to the colorful 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.”

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