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

Ruth Reichl

Includes an interview with the author and recipe cards! GARLIC AND SAPPHIRES is Ruth Reichl's riotous account of the many disguises she employs to dine anonymously. There is her stint as Molly Hollis, a frumpy blond with manicured nails and an off-beige Armani suit that Ruth takes on when reviewing Le Cirque. The result: her famous double review of the restaurant: first she ate there as Molly; and then as she was coddled and pampered on her visit there as Ruth, New York Times food critic. What is even more remarkable about Reichl's spy games is that as she takes on these various disguises, she finds herself changed not just superficially, but in character as well. She gives a remarkable account of how one's outer appearance can very much influence one's inner character, expectations, and appetites. As she writes, "Every restaurant is a theater . . . even the modest restaurants offer the opportunity to become someone else, at least for a little while." GARLIC AND SAPPHIRES is a reflection on personal identity and role playing in the decadent, epicurean theaters of the restaurant world. From the Compact Disc edition.

Includes an interview with the author and recipe cards! GARLIC AND SAPPHIRES is Ruth Reichl's riotous account of the many disguises she employs to dine anonymously. There is her stint as Molly Hollis, a frumpy blond with manicured nails and an off-beige Armani suit that Ruth takes on when reviewing Le Cirque. The result: her famous double review of the restaurant: first she ate there as Molly; and then as she was coddled and pampered on her visit there as Ruth, New York Times food critic. What is even more remarkable about Reichl's spy games is that as she takes on these various disguises, she finds herself changed not just superficially, but in character as well. She gives a remarkable account of how one's outer appearance can very much influence one's inner character, expectations, and appetites. As she writes, "Every restaurant is a theater . . . even the modest restaurants offer the opportunity to become someone else, at least for a little while." GARLIC AND SAPPHIRES is a reflection on personal identity and role playing in the decadent, epicurean theaters of the restaurant world. From the Compact Disc edition.
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Includes an interview with the author and recipe cards! GARLIC AND SAPPHIRES is Ruth Reichl's riotous account of the many disguises she employs to dine anonymously. There is her stint as Molly Hollis, a frumpy blond with manicured nails and an off-beige Armani suit that Ruth takes on when reviewing Le Cirque. The result: her famous double review of the restaurant: first she ate there as Molly; and then as she was coddled and pampered on her visit there as Ruth, New York Times food critic. What is even more remarkable about Reichl's spy games is that as she takes on these various disguises, she finds herself changed not just superficially, but in character as well. She gives a remarkable account of how one's outer appearance can very much influence one's inner character, expectations, and appetites. As she writes, "Every restaurant is a theater . . . even the modest restaurants offer the opportunity to become someone else, at least for a little while." GARLIC AND SAPPHIRES is a reflection on personal identity and role playing in the decadent, epicurean theaters of the restaurant world. From the Compact Disc edition.

Language:

English

Length:

4h 58m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:07


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:20


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:25


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:00


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:58


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:57


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:16


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:06


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:40


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:37


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:57


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:49


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:53


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:07


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:15


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:07


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:08


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:41


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:22


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:47


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:44