so at about 4 am one day last week i get up from bed to get a glass of water and decide to check my email. i see the name ‘michael ruhlman‘ in my inbox and just assume it’s an automated message from some foodie type list i’ve managed to get myself on. but when i open it, i see it’s from michael. and he’s coming to town in the wake of his new book. and i gently nudge my boyfriend and say, “baby, i just got an email from michael ruhlman” and in the sweetest way, the way that makes me just love this man, he semi-consciously pretended to care while pretending to know who he was and went right back to sleep. and i just sat there for a moment and smiled. because i like michael ruhlman.
i like michael ruhlman for a lot of reasons. he’s a wonderful writer and a true renaissance man. and he has a great passion for both food and cooking with a very unpretentious style. but i really like him because he is just what he appears to be. a good guy. and even more than that he’s a fine man who so obviously lives according to his ethics. someone who will honestly tell you what he thinks with a well laid out thought process to back it up. as someone recently said to me, he’s the one when you were growing up and your brother had a best friend… that’s michael. but even better looking.
michael ruhlman has a new book, ‘the elements of cooking‘. it’s been written up pretty consistently this past week. here are some links:
if you cook, and if you’re here you probably do, buy it.