Insatiable: Tales from a Life of Delicious Excess

Insatiable: Tales from a Life of Delicious Excess

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by Gael Greene
     
 

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"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…  See more details below

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"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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For 32 years, Gael Greene served as Manhattan's most feared and revered restaurant critic. Greene's often-irreverent "Insatiable Critic" columns in New York changed the face of restaurant reviews. Now semi-retired, Greene sheds her professional anonymity in a lusty romp about her two favorite subjects: food and sex. To prove her contention that the two topics are inextricably linked, she writes candidly about her excesses in both arenas. The book also contains a fair share of delectable recipes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446576994
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
04/04/2006
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.25(d)

Meet the Author

GAEL GREENE lives in New York City.

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