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

THE SCENT OF A
THE YOYO UNWINDS
ITS NOT NICE TO FOOL MOTHER KAUFMAN
NOBODY KNOWS THE TRUFFLES IVE SEEN
GETTING TO KNOW CRAIG
LOST IT AT THE BATHS
DROWNING MY SORROWS IN CHILLED BURGUNDY
OF JAMES BEARD AND ENCOUNTERS WITH GODDESSES

INNOCENTS ABROAD
COMFORT ME WITH CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
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 VIE AVEC LE GRAPE
MEN IJUST 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
HAUTE AFLOAT
UNDER COVERS
TRAIN GAMES
SPLENDOR IN THE FOIE GRAS
SWIMMING IN BORDEAUX
HOW THEY ATE IN POMPEII
BLUE SKIES AND CANDY
LIFE IS A CABERNET
AM I BLUE?
THE PRINCE OF PORN AND THE JUNKFOOD QUEEN
SKIN FLICK
WHAT I LEARNED ON SPRING BREAK
A WINE ROMANCE THIS
ITS NOT EASY BEING GREENE
CUISINES FROM THREE MARRIAGES
BONFIRE OF THE FOODIES
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Gael Greene lives in New York City.

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