The Reporter's Kitchen: Essays by Jane Kramer

The Reporter's Kitchen: Essays

Jane Kramer started cooking when she started writing. Her first dish, a tinned-tuna curry, was assembled on a tiny stove in her graduate student apartment while she pondered her first writing assignment. From there, whether her travels took her to a tent settlement in the Sahara for an afternoon interview with an old Berber woman toiling over goat stew, or to the great Lon...

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  • Leigh Kramer
    I'm not sure I'd read any of Jane Kramer's articles before reading this book but I love food memoirs and I figured someone who writes for the New Yorker was worth gambling on. It was an uneven reading experience. I greatly enjoyed her chef profiles, particularly the one on Yotam Ottolenghi, and I lo...
  • Janet
    I received an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I decidedly did like the description of the book but I found her essays to be all over the face and confusing at times....sorry, not my cup of tea....
  • Krissy
    I read a lot of culinary-related books. I didn't love this book, but I didn't hate it either. It reminded me somewhat of Ruth Reichl's books, of which I am a big fan. This book is a collection of Jane Kramer's previously-published articles from The New Yorker. Many were about her life in her home Ne...
  • Martha
    I'd rate this collection of essays as 3.5 but there were plenty of essays (especially those that profiled a handful of world-renowned chefs) that I would have rated 4 individually. I think the profiles worked best because Kramer's writing could revolve around the chefs. When the subject was broader,...
  • Maggie
    I'd like to hang out in Jane's kitchen; this book is next best. ...
  • Sue
    Essays from Jane Kramer's life as a writer and reporter, focused on food. They were interesting, but a lot of the food was way over my head, and it was definitely for an audience better educated in the high end of food, restaurants, and restaurant culture. ...
  • Monica
    Jane Kramer’s articles in the New Yorker have, over the years, provided a wide ranging and nuanced picture of European society and politics, with some unforgettable portraits in the process. And then there is her article in July of last year which is the best account ever of why I am so smitten...
  • Emma Hoggard
    You know those books that, while browsing the shelves of a library or book store, you see and know immediately, before even opening the front cover, that you will love. There’s just something about the cover or the title that speaks to you. Possibly it’s because you recognize something of ...
  • Susan
    I was annoyed by the second page. The author makes a joke about her daughter calling her "the Fürher" in the kitchen. Aren't we sophisticated showing that we can use umlauts? Well, the word is Führer, not Fürher! A simple Google search on Hitler would have pulled up about a million examples...

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