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This review is from: Garlic And Sapphires (Paperback)
When Ruth Reichl arrives in New York from Los Angeles, the restaurants are expecting her! She is told by a woman on the plane that there is a photo of her by the till in every restaurant she is likely to review. A plan is needed! So Reichl develops a series of disguises so that she can eat incognito.
(She then eats at the same restaurant with no disguise and notes the different way she is treated!)
I loved every minute I spent reading this book. Reichl obviously adores food and this is really apparent. She writes about food in a way that is totally lacking in pomposity (other food critics could take a note from her book.)
The book explores not only a series of gorgeous meals, and a few not so gorgeous ones! But also the whole experience of eating in wonderful restaurants, and the differnce disguises and company make to the experience.
Cannot recommend this highly enough.....delicious!