Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise

By | March 2, 2018
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise Author Ruth Reichl
ISBN-10 0143036610
ISBN-13 9780143036616
Year 2006-03-28
Pages 352
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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Ruth Reichls bestselling memoir of her time as an undercover restaurant critic for The New York TimesRuth Reichl world renowned food critic and former editor in chief of Gourmet magazine knows a thing or two about food She also knows that as the most important food critic in the country you need to be anonymous when reviewing some of the most high profile establishments in the biggest restaurant town in the worlda charge she took very seriously taking on the guise of a series of eccentric personalities In Garlic and Sapphires Reichl reveals the comic absurdity artifice and excellence to be found in the sumptuously appointed stages of the epicurean world and gives usalong with some of her favorite recipes and reviewsher remarkable reflections on how ones outer appearance can influence ones inner character expectations and appetites not to mention the quality of service one receives As a memento of her time at the Times she gives us this wonderful book which is funnyat times laugh out loud funnyand smart and wise Jonathan Yardley The Washington Post

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