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Ask RuBo: When Does Celebrity Chef Peacocking Go Too Far?

Ruth Bourdain is a fictional mash-up of Ruth Reichl and Anthony Bourdain. I work with a younger chef who is a total climber. He ... READ MORE

Ask RuBo: Are Celebrity Chef Restaurants Worth It?

Ruth Bourdain is a fictional mash-up of Ruth Reichl and Anthony Bourdain. My husband and I are going to New York City for four d... READ MORE

Ask RuBo: Cell Phones at the Table, Neurotic Food Whims

Ruth Bourdain is a fictional mash-up of Ruth Reichl and Anthony Bourdain. I have two pet peeves at a restaurant. First, I am sic... READ MORE

Ask RuBo: Defriended After a Birthday Dinner

Ruth Bourdain is a fictional mash-up of Ruth Reichl and Anthony Bourdain. As my family of six behaves perfectly at all moments, ... READ MORE

Ask RuBo: Holiday Edition

Ruth Bourdain is a fictional mash-up of Ruth Reichl and Anthony Bourdain. Dear RuBo, I've read a lot of stories in the past year... READ MORE

Dear RuBo: My Name Is Not Fucking “Sweetie”

In the New York Times, Florence Fabricant gives advice on the fine points of entertaining at home and eating in restaurants. Here, Rut... READ MORE