The First Fabulous Foodie of the Twentieth Century
Gael Greene's "Insatiable Critic" column ran in New York Magazine from 1968 to 2000 and was one of the most influential food columns in America. Mark and Francis read it religiously. Gael had a ring-side seat to the development of the modern American restaurant and contemporary-American cuisine. Her memoir touches on great food, great sex (liasons with the likes of Elvis Presley, Burt Reynolds, Clint Eastwood, and Gilbert Le Coze), famous people and fabulous times. She was the first fabulous foodie of the 20th century.
She also, along with James Beard, started City Meals on Wheels in 1981.
Podcast Date: 4/17/2006