Saturday Morning with Kim Hill, Radio NZ National 31 October
Four book-related guests this week: three New Zealanders and one from New York.
Ruth Reichl, editor in chief of Gourmet magazine, last appeared on the programme in early 2008. She is the author of four memoirs: Tender at the Bone, Comfort Me with Apples, Garlic and Sapphire, and the new book, Not Becoming My Mother (Allen & Unwin, ISBN: 978-1741757538). She is also the editor of Gourmet Today: More than 1000 All-New Recipes for the Contemporary Kitchen (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, ISBN: 978-0618610181), which yet to be released here. (Gourmet magazine was closed down unexpectedly on 5 October by publisher Condé Nast.)
Tino Tabak was a professional cyclist in the 1970s. He tells his story to Jonathan Kennett in Tino Tabak: Dreams and Demons of a New Zealand Cycling Legend (Kennett Brothers, ISBN: 978-0-9582673-5-9).
John Perriam and his wife Heather are the owners of historic high-country sheep station Bendigo Station in Central Otago, moving there in the 1970s when the Clyde Dam project forced them off their family farm. John tells his story in Dust to Gold: the Inspiring Story of Bendigo Station, Home to Shrek (Random House, ISBN: 978-1-86979-280-0), with photographs by Stephen Jaquiery.
Billy T: the Life and Times of Billy T James (HarperCollins, ISBN: 978-1-86950-705-3), is the first biography to tell the inside story of one of New Zealand’s funniest men. It's written by Auckland writer and stand-up comedian Matt Elliott.