Sunday, August 29, 2010

Garlic and Sapphires

I love food. When my online book club selected this for our monthly read, I was really excited.

It didn't disappoint. Anytime we travel, I like going to fancy restaurants and finding interesting meals to eat. I enjoyed reading about the meals that Reichl ate. (But, really, can you talk about foie gras one more time?)

In order to maintain her anonymity as a food critic for the NY Times, Reichl wore disguises. Her reviews covered the food, as well as the service. She was treated very differently based on the costume she had on and when she was recognized. The reviews of the service were to me the most interesting part.

The book also includes several recipes. I haven't tried any yet, but plan on it.


  1. I read this book a few months ago, and I thought it was ok. I think her multiple disguises really got on my nerves. I mean, it was a good idea, but still bugged me. I don't know why.

  2. I really enjoyed it - and I'm not a cook or a foodie! I thought she was hilarious though.