It can be everyone’s “kitchen year” thanks to the delicious new listen, MY KITCHEN YEAR, written and read by beloved food writer and audiobook fan, Ruth Reichl. Who wouldn’t want to have Reichl right there with them while trying the trusted and treasured recipes that helped her get through the most difficult time in her life? And so, in order to truly introduce listeners to the potential sanctuary of a kitchen, Reichl stepped into the sanctuary of a sound booth to give voice to MY KITCHEN YEAR as no one else could. Join her as she celebrates both the healing power of cooking and the healing power of sharing stories. “I really love audiobooks because when I was a kid my favorite thing was being read to by my mother…and it’s like being read to endlessly…One of the things that I really hope for listeners of MY KITCHEN YEAR is that they’ll have a sense that they’re cooking with me.” And indeed, we do.
In fact, we like to think of a good audiobook as a special comfort food all its own. (Without the calories, of course!) Trust us—you’ll want to indulge in this one. Bon appétit!MY KITCHEN YEAR: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life, written and read by Ruth Reichl. On sale September 29th, 2015. Click here to learn more about the audiobook and listen to a clip.
Audiobooks + Cooking = Perfect Combination
“I listen to audiobooks all the time. I listen while I’m cooking; I listen while I’m driving; I listen on the subway; I listen when I’m walking…for me it’s like entering another world.”—Ruth Reichl
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Lessons in Food and Famiglia from My Italian Mother-in-Law
Written and read by Katherine Wilson
On Sale April 16, 2016
Part travel tale, part love letter, Only in Naples is a sumptuous story that is a feast for the senses. Goethe said, “See Naples and die.” But Katherine Wilson saw Naples and started to live.
KITCHENS OF THE GREAT MIDWEST
By J. Ryan Stradal
Read by Amy Ryan & Michael Stuhlbarg
“Stradal’s skillful writing delivered by accomplished narrators offers listeners a debut performance to savor,” said AudioFile of this delicious debut. Foodies will easily find fulfillment as each chapter in Kitchens of the Great Midwest tells the story of a single dish and character, at once capturing the zeitgeist of the Midwest, the rise of foodie culture, and delving into the ways food creates community and a sense of identity. Plus, it’s read by two well-known stage and screen actors: Academy Award and two-time Tony nominee, Amy Ryan, and Tony nominee, Michael Stuhlbarg.
By Michael Gibney
Read by Fred Berman
Library Journal recommends the audio saying “Listeners will develop a new appreciation for what happens behind the scenes of a restaurant and the dedication, mastery of technique, and artistry that go into a plate of food at a high-end restaurant.” Told in second-person narrative, Sous Chef is an immersive, adrenaline-fueled run that offers a fly-on-the-wall perspective, allowing listeners to briefly inhabit the hidden world behind the kitchen doors and was named as one of the top ten non-fiction books of the year by TIME.
FRESH OFF THE BOAT
Written and read by Eddie Huang
Restaurateur Eddie Huang’s critically acclaimed memoir,
a “compelling and charming” AudioFile Earphones Award winner,
is now also a popular TV series on ABC!
Fresh Off the Boat is the story of a Chinese-American kid trying to find himself, ten thousand miles from his legacy and anchored only by his conflicted love for his family and his passion for food. We are already hungry for Huang’s follow-up Back to the Mothership, out April 19, 2016.
Written and read by Marcus Samuelsson
Named an AudioFile Best Audiobook of the Year, this is a tale of personal discovery, unshakable determination, and the passionate, playful pursuit of flavors—one man’s struggle to find a place for himself in the kitchen, and in the world.
BLOOD, BONES & BUTTER
Written and read by Gabrielle Hamilton
Blood, Bones & Butter follows an unconventional journey through the many kitchens Hamilton has inhabited through the years—and is an unflinching and lyrical work. Gabrielle Hamilton’s story is told with uncommon honesty, grit, humor, and passion. AudioFile exclaimed in an Earphones Award-winning review that “Hamilton’s memoir glows with sincerity.” And it is the perfect pairing for patrons who want some company in the kitchen.