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Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl
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Mar 04, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction
Read from February 01 to 05, 2011

What I found fascinating about this book was the ability to take a peek into the daily life of the author, a restaurant critic for the New York Times. It makes you think hard about critics in general... how can they be objective if they're catered to this way? (Unless they go out of their way to disguise their identity, like Reichl did.) "Garlic and Sapphires" contains recipes and some of the author's actual restaurant reviews, so that adds another layer to the story. Sometimes it was funny, sometimes it was sad, but it was always interesting.

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