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Garlic and Sapphires The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise

By: Reichl, Ruth

Price: $12.88

Publisher: New York, Penguin Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 004444

ISBN: 1594200319

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


The jacket has a small chip at the top and bottom front corner. ; This is a delicious and compulsively readable account of the author's experience as an undercover food critic for the New York Times. She throws back the curtain on the sumptuously appointed stages of the epicurean world to reveal the comic absurdity, artifice and excellence there, giving us her remarkable reflections on role playing and identity. She also includes some of her favorite recipes and reviews. She writes of her disguises "Every restaurant is a theater. . . Even the modest restaurants offer the opportunity to bec... View more info

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My American Dream: a Life of Love, Family, and Food

By: Bastianich, Lidia Matticchio

Price: $14.72

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2018

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004565

ISBN: 1524731617

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Lidia Bastianich - on her award-winning Public Television shows and in the pages of her best-selling cookbooks - has been in the homes of millions for the past 20 years. In this memoir, Lidia reveals the trauma and heartbreak, the excitement and adventure, the love and joy, that have defined her life. Her experiences in overcoming early struggles is a fascinating and inspiring story, but so is the path she takes in building a food and restaurant empire. This absorbing book includes 59 photographs of family, friends, and restaurants. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 339 pages View more info