Gael Greene

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Date of Birth December 22, 1935
Place of Birth Michigan
Age 85 years old
Horoscope Capricorn

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Gael Greene is an American restaurant critic, author and novelist. She became New York magazine's restaurant critic in fall 1968, at a time when most New Yorkers were unsophisticated about food and there were few chefs anyone knew by name, and for four decades both documented and inspired the city's and America's growing obsession with food. She was a pioneering "foodie."

About Gael Greene

Pioneering foodie who became famous as a restaurant critic for New York magazine in 1968, when few chefs were famous and America's food obsession had yet to blossom.

Before Fame

After graduating from the University of Michigan, she spent a year abroad in Paris that ignited her passion for distinguished culinary creations.


When making reservations at nice restaurants, she concealed her identity by wearing wide-brimed hats and paying with other people's credit cards.

Family Life

She pretended to be pregnant and single while performing field research for a New York Post article about child trafficking.


She became known as the Dorothy Parker of food critics after receiving praise from readers and chefs alike for her accuracy and sharp writing style.

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Latest information about Gael Greene updated on January 16, 2021.

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