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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (16,061 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ruth Reichl Narrator: Bernadette Dunne Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Ruth Reichl’s bestselling memoir of her time as an undercover restaurant critic for the New York Times

Ruth 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 world—a 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 us—along with some of her favorite recipes and reviews—her remarkable reflections on how one’s outer appearance can influence one’s inner character, expectations, and appetites, not to mention the quality of service one receives.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Erocchio | 2/15/2014

    " Fun read! Interesting facts/observations about food critics. Reichl has a great sense of humor "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jocelyn | 2/15/2014

    " took a while after finishing to appreciate the emotions described here. made me very hungry.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sarah Boyette | 2/11/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book about a critic from the NY Times. Parts are laugh-out-loud funny. Well-known, she adopts all sorts of disguises to go to restaurants undetected. The book is full of descriptions of food I've never had and probably never will, as well as some easy recipes. Fun read that makes you hungry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jen Gilstrap | 2/8/2014

    " Satisfied the foodie in me but made me hungry the entire time. "

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