Garlic and Sapphires
[the Secret Life of A Critic in Disguise]Audiobook CD - 2005
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 Library Staff
LPL_MeredithW Sep 18, 2016
Ruth Reichl’s memoir about her time as the food critic of the New York Times in the mid-90s is smart, funny, and full of gorgeous descriptions of delicious food. I particularly recommend the audiobook; the performer is fantastic. Bon appetit!