World famous food critic Gael Greene was in the Hamptons last weekend, dining in East Hampton. Rumor has it, Greene may attend Dan’s Taste of Two Forks event, which will be hosted by celebrity chef Bobby Flay on July 13.
Greene began her career when few were sophisticated about food, and the idea of “celebrity chefs” or the Food Network was a long way off. Along with being a top-tier restaurant critic—and a 40-run as such at New York magazine from 1968–2008—she is an erotic novelist and author numerous books, including her 2006 memoir Insatiable: Tales from a life of Delicious Excess. Greene is also credited by the American edition of The Foodie Handbook as being the first person to use the now-ubiquitous word “foodie.”
In 1981 she co-founded the food charity Citymeals-on-Wheels with fellow food writer James Beard in New York City. Greene is still chair of the company’s board and she has received multiple awards, including the 1992 James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year, the International Association of Cooking Professionals’ magazine writing award in 2000) and a Silver Spoon award from Food Arts magazine. She’s also famous for her love of fabulous hats—there’s even a Facebook page dedicated to it!
Find out more about Gael Greene and read her latest food commentary on Insatiable Critic, her website insatiable-critic.com.