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RIP Gael Greene


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I can confirm. 

 

As can the NY Times.

 

Having had the opportunity to dine with GG many times, I might say with certainty she was one of a kind. And restaurant criticism was never the same.

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2 hours ago, weinoo said:

I can confirm. 

 

As can the NY Times.

 

Having had the opportunity to dine with GG many times, I might say with certainty she was one of a kind. And restaurant criticism was never the same.

 

So tell some stories?

 

I understand (from what I've read) that she ...uh... got around a bit.

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15 hours ago, gfweb said:

So tell some stories?

 

I understand (from what I've read) that she ...uh... got around a bit.

 

She certainly was quite capable of telling those stories.

 

I think on my first dinner out with Gael, I knocked over a glass of Pinot Noir all over the table!

 

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A life fully lived, it would seem.

 

I thoroughly enjoyed her gossipy memoir, Insatiable, despite (or maybe because of) it being as full of salacious sexual tales as it was of food.  Her reminiscences of Burt Reynolds were nothing short of eye-popping.

 

Her email newsletter was good fun too, full of tales of New York restaurants I knew I'd never visit.

 

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On 11/2/2022 at 2:53 PM, CookBot said:

I thoroughly enjoyed her gossipy memoir, Insatiable, despite (or maybe because of) it being as full of salacious sexual tales as it was of food.  Her reminiscences of Burt Reynolds were nothing short of eye-popping.

 

 

 

I see her book is available for $1.99 (Kindle version)  here

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