Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
I love Ruth's work. Seeing a glimpse into what a restaurant reviewer goes through adds a new dimension to the dining experience. I've experienced some of the the same treatment at restaurants that she describes in this book- lousy treatment by myself as an unknown, being kowtowed to when I go in with somebody "important".
One of the things I enjoyed most was the amount of effort that went into creating her other personas. Anybody can just slap on a wig- it takes real work to become another person altogether.
Give this book a read- you'll think twice about what and where you eat!