Food writing legend Ruth Reichl has been in town the last few days promoting her new cookbook, My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life. Her Friday dinner with Left Bank Books, and her duo of Book Larder events at Renee Erickson restaurants today —lunch at The Whale Wins and dinner at Walrus and the Carpenter—sold out in a flash, but we thought you might be interested in where (else) she's eaten while in our fair city.
Word from Twitter is that last night, she dined at Jerry Traunfeld's new Chinese restaurant Lionhead, when he was personally on wok duty:
I was on wok station tonight. So excited to hear you were in. @GizmoZar @ruthreichl @katflinn @BookLarder— Lionhead Restaurant (@LionheadSeattle) October 5, 2015
From her own account, she reports that she also hit up Stoneburner:
Heirloom tomato soup. Poached eggs. Lovely bread. Paprika oil. Autumn in Seattle. Stoneburner. Don't miss it. pic.twitter.com/EsMsqIunLa— ruthreichl (@ruthreichl) October 4, 2015
and the lovely Ballard farmers market:
Porcini. Ballard farmers market. pic.twitter.com/w3mYl9vQ7o— ruthreichl (@ruthreichl) October 4, 2015
Reichl was formerly the food editor at The Los Angeles Times, the restaurant critic at The New York Times, and for ten years, the final editor of Gourmet, the oldest food and wine magazine in the country, which publisher Conde Nast folded in 2009. She is also a best-selling memoirist. When she was in Seattle last year, she reported on her blog that she ate "nothing that wasn't wonderful," particularly calling out Pike Place Market, Lark, Dahlia Lounge, and Taylor Shellfish.
Will she have time for more stops while in town this go-around? Follow @ruthreichl to see. Privy to other stops she's made this trip around Seattle that we've missed? Shout them out in the comments.