Author/food critic appears at Chino Farm in Rancho Santa Fe


The Good Earth/Great Chefs series hosted Ruth Reichl at a unique book signing of her first novel, “Delicious!”, at The Chino Farm on May 18. The event included music by Prairie Sky, and small bites using seasonal produce from the farm. In addition to the signing, the event featured a pop-up pantry, which included such items as high quality olive oil, letter press note cards, kitchen towels, fresh baguettes from Darshan bakery in Encinitas, and more.

Reichl was born and raised in Greenwich Village, New York City. She wrote her first cookbook at age 21 and went on to be the restaurant critic of both The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times and often wore disguises during her restaurant review days. She was editor in chief of Gourmet Magazine for 10 years. She has been honored with six James Beard Awards, and lectures frequently on food and culture. She now lives with her husband, son, and cat in upstate New York. Copies of the book are available at

Photos by Jon Clark