Coverart for item
The Resource Garlic and Sapphires

Garlic and Sapphires

Label
Garlic and Sapphires
Title
Garlic and Sapphires
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Reichl
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Reichl took over from the formidable and aloof Bryan Miller as the New York Times' restaurant reviewer, she promised to shake things up. And so she did. Gone were the days when only posh restaurants with European chefs were reviewed. Reichl, with a highly developed knowledge and love of Asian cuisine from her years as a West Coast food critic, began to review the small simple establishments that abound in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. Many loved it, the Establishment hated it, but her influence was significant. She brought a fresh writing style to her reviews and adopted a radical way of getting them. Amassing a wardrobe of wigs and costumes, she deliberately disguised herself so that she would not receive special treatment. As a result, she had a totally different dining experience as say, Miriam the Jewish mother than she did as Ruth Reichl the reviewer, and she wasn't afraid to write about it. The resulting reviews were hilarious and sobering, full of fascinating insights and delicious gossip. Garlic and Sapphires is a wildly entertaining chronicle of Reichl's New York Times years
Summary
The editor-in-chief of "Gourmet" recounts her visits to some of the world's most acclaimed restaurants, both as herself and as an anonymous diner in disguise, to offer insight into the differences in her dining experiences
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
189228
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reichl, Ruth
Dewey number
  • 641.5092
  • 920
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Autobiography
  • Biography
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the secret life of a critic in disguise
Label
Garlic and Sapphires
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_164123
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781741156065
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Garlic and Sapphires
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_164123
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781741156065
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
Processing Feedback ...