Insatiable by Gael Greene
Tales from a Life of Delicious Excess

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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.
 

About Gael Greene

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GAEL GREENE lives in New York City.
 
Published April 4, 2006 by Grand Central Publishing. 400 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Cooking. Non-fiction

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Early freelance journalism for Cosmopolitan and others allowed Greene to interview stars like Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds, and she chronicles in purring detail her affairs with both (“Would I have done it just for the story?” she asks.

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The New York Times

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The noted restaurant critic Gael Greene looks back on a life of food and lust.

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BC Books

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After a groundbreaking charge into territory not usually reserved for women and with no training as a restaurant critic when she signed on with a fledgling New York Magazine in 1968, she successfully negotiated the same terms as her idol at the New York Times, Craig Claiborne.

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Entertainment Weekly

''For me the two greatest discoveries of the twentieth century were the Cuisinart and the clitoris,'' Gael Greene proclaims in Insatiable, her dizzy, hilariously overwritten account of three decades of ''eating around.'' In 1968, New York magazine creator Clay Felker tapped Greene — a frisky blo...

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Combined, her personal memories (which include many intimate details about her love life) mixed with her love of food, serve to provide the listener with a mouth-watering story that will keep you up all night listening to the entire book at once.

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New York Magazine

Our fussy sixsome is wowed by vibrant char tartare with its small pitcher of lime vinaigrette, a crackling-crisp Alsatian pizza with pork lardons and crème fraîche, and the unusual pork tonnato.

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