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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 is constantly roaming around the dining

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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 days on vacation, and he’s all

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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 sick and tired of being at a

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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, I have no need for etiquette advice, but

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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 about fancy ice, and about how

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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, Ruth Bourdain takes those questions and gives her

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