Insatiable: Tales from a Life of Delicious Excess

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Grand Central Publishing, Apr 4, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 pages
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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Not the best, but far from the worst, food book I've read in the past year. There's a lot of sex, a lot of delicious-sounding food, and a lot of dish (pun intended) about various characters in the ... Read full review

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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

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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