Ruth Reichel, former Gourmet Magazine editor, was asked to list her favorite food memoirs for an NPR interview. She, of course, listed M.F.K. Fisher, Anthony Bourdain, and Calvin Trillin's Tummy Trilogy. Too bad Ruth could not list her own, for they are my favorites.
Both Comfort Me With Apples, and Tender at the Bone, are extraordinary in their storytelling.
Reichl's later memoir Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise, included her comedic adventures of trying to review restaurants while disguised... as her own mother. What a wonderful way for a memoir to draw us in to the lives of the characters.