Ruth Reichl coming to Austin for Paramount Theatre event on Feb. 18

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Ruth-Reichl-350Acclaimed author and food critic Ruth Reichl is coming to Austin.

The former editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine has had a busy few years since Conde Nast decided to close one of the longest-running and most-respected publications in the industry. Reichl has been in volved in a number of projects since her 10-year stint at the magazine ended in 2009, and last year, she published “My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes that Saved my Life,” a cookbook chronicling that year after Gourmet folded.

At 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Paramount Theatre, Reichl will talk about her career, from wearing disguises in restaurants to finding an online community through Twitter during the most tumultuous year of her life. Edible Austin is hosting the event, and you can buy tickets through

Tickets start at $20, but there’s also a VIP option for $100, which gives you access to pre-show bites and complimentary drinks from Antonelli’s Cheese Shop, Apis Restaurant and Apiary, Delysia Chocolatier, Lewis Wines, Snack Bar Fine Foods and Tiny Pies while mingling with Ruth Reichl and fellow foodies. After the event, the magazine will host a  pop-up farmers market featuring local food artisans, farm products and more.

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