By Gael Greene
Together with her ardour for fantastic meals and, specifically, her urge for food for romance and existence, Gael Greene lines her upward push from a Velveeta cocoon within the Midwest to strong critic of latest York journal. Love and meals, foreplay and fork play, haute food and social history--all develop into inextricably associated because the writer lifts the lid on her so much provocative topic yet--herself. alongside the way in which there are stories of her saucy erotic adventures and intimate pix of the culinary icons of our time--Julia baby, André Soltner, James Beard, between others--and revealing dissections of recent York's mythical "in" spots, together with Elaine's, Le Bernardin, Le Cirque, Odeon, and Balthazar.
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Sitting with my IV drip, I like to think about all the human labour and ingenuity that come together THE PRICE OF EXPERIENCE 61 in this medical moment. I could dedicate the rest of my life to this exercise, and still not complete the inventory. The first circle of dependence is immediate and sometimes intimate: partners, friends, doctors, nurses, cleaners, porters. Beyond them is a vast network of people I never see: pathologists, pharmacists, IT engineers, appointments managers. Everyone who has anything to do with maintaining the supply of medications or the functioning of equipment or getting me to and from hospital.
Alongside that, and necessary to it, are the long histories of the hospital, of the discipline of nursing, of the myriad social developments which made it possible to convert raw science into practical care.