Don’t miss out on a chance to see award-winning food writer and critic Ruth Reichl speak at Oregon State University on Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Her talk is part of the Provost’s Lecture Series.
You may recognize her from her appearances on several Food Network shows or the television show Top Chef Masters, where she served as a judge. Her 10-episode PBS show called Gourmet’s Adventures with Ruth highlighted trips with other famous foodies to the best cooking schools all over the world. She is the recipient of not one, but six James Beard Awards, which is a huge deal in the food world.
Other credits are books including a novel and several memoirs. My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life is her most recent tome, a cookbook. Reichl’s visit is supported by the Wait and Lois Rising Endowment and the College of Agricultural Sciences at OSU, which has become a leader in the nation’s food culture. The college is a strong partner with Oregon’s rapidly growing food and beverage industries.
Reichl’s talk, “American Food Now: How We Became a Nation of Foodies,” begins at 7:30 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th Street. The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and a book signing will follow.
By Hannah Darling