Surprises in Touring

I used to hate going on book tour, being away from family, more often than not sitting is some lonely barnes & noble that wasn’t even aware i was supposed to be there, and heading to the next soul killing hotel room. Being on the road for Elements of Cooking ...

New Site Design, and The Third Rule

Welcome to the redesigned ruhlman.com, with great thanks to Leah McCombe, the designer, and Kyle Crouse, the programmer.  Please forgive us if it takes a few days to work out any bugs.  Most of the changes are cosmetic, but a couple of new items have been...

Sunny Seattle!

A reminder for those in the land where they throw fish, I’ll be at Elliott Bay Books no later than 5:30 and will stay till at least six for anyone who wants a signed Elements of Cooking or to hear me defend the definition of consomme. The Elliott Bay site notes...

Next Iron Chef: Final Comment

On book tour and a bit squishy here in Seattle so will try to be concise.  As Andrew Knowlton comments on his post, we all tasted the food. I pretty much agree with his assessment.  Donatella I’m sure would too.  Where I differed with my fellow judges...

SF: The Ferry Building Market Place

VERY excited  finally to see San Francisco’s Ferry Building, a marketplace committed to the artisanial food community.  I’ll be at Book Passage at 2 pm. If you’re having trouble finding a copy of Elements of Cooking  in the bay area,...