Insatiable: Tales from a Life of Delicious Excess

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Grand Central Publishing, Apr 4, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 pages
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With her passion for fine food and, above all, her appetite for love and life, Gael Greene traces her rise from a Velveeta cocoon in the Midwest to powerful critic of New York magazine. Love and food, foreplay and fork play, haute cuisine and social history--all become inextricably linked as the author lifts the lid on her most provocative subject yet--herself. Along the way there are tales of her saucy erotic adventures and intimate portraits of the culinary icons of our time--Julia Child, André Soltner, James Beard, among others--and revealing dissections of New York's legendary "in" spots, including Elaine's, Le Bernardin, Le Cirque, Odeon, and Balthazar.
 

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User Review  - JeffV - LibraryThing

Lately I've had an interest in the exploits of journalists. Some of you might remember back in the day when it was a real profession, and not something that anyone with a internet connection and an ... Read full review

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User Review  - auntieknickers - LibraryThing

I bought this book for $3 at Big Lots and it wasn't worth even that to me. I got only 46 pages in before realizing it just was not a book I could justify spending time with. My advice if you want to read a book by a restaurant critic is to go with Ruth Reichl. However, your results may differ. Read full review

Contents

HOW I BECAME HENRI SOULÉS DARLING 9 WHEN CRAIG CLAIBORNE WAS GOD AND KING
THE INSATIABLE CRITIC
PLANTING THE SEEDS OF SENSUALITY
A NEW YORK RESTAURANT STRATEGY
MA VIEAVECLE GRAPE NUT 14 MEN I JUST COULDNT RESIST
THE WOMAN WHO GAVE ME FRANCE ON A PLATE
CAN THIS BE LOVE OR IS IT AN INTOXICATION OF BUTTER?
A GASTROMANIACAL INTERLUDE

INNOCENTS ABROAD
COMFORT ME WITH CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
HAUTE AFLOAT
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