Insatiable: Tales from a Life of Delicious Excessby Gael Greene
"I love Le Cirque, but can I be trusted?" writes Gael Greene, the revered restaurant critic for New York magazine, whose fierce wit and sensuous prose changed the way Americans think about food. Now in this audacious memoir, Greene blends love and food, haute cuisine and social history to capture an era of erotic excess and a life lived to its fullest. Detailing her trysts with Elvis Presley, Hollywood icons, and celebrity chefs, Greene takes you inside renowned restaurants such as Le Pavillon, Le Bernardin, and Lutece, while offering intimate portraits of culinary legends Andre Soltner, James Beard, and Julia Child, among others. Filled with adventure, humor, and lovingly described meals, this tale of pleasure and heartbreak will make you laugh, cry-and undeniably hungry...
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GAEL GREENE lives in New York City.
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If you are interested in great food & don't mind hearing about every person the author slept with, from Elvis Presley to a king of porn films, you will definately enjoy this book. The author was the food critic for New York magazine for years & her descriptions of the meals she reviewed & her travels for food will sate you, & possibly give you a stomach ache. I could have done without so much sex, but it was an interesting read & clearly shows the way the food scene has changed over the years