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Insatiable Gael Greene

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5:30 P.M. June 4

I'm not the kind of guy who hangs around the prestigious University Club in downtown Chicago, but I was taken to school last spring when I met esteemed New York food critic Gael Greene there.
She told me more about the connection between sex and food than I ever knew.
On the surface you can have fun with chocolate ice cream, cold grapes and butter (not at the same time) , but Greene offered an erotic smorgasboard of sultry stories. She was in town to promote her memoir "Insatiable (Tales From a Life of Delicious Excess)." Maybe you've seen the book. The book flap quotes Greene: "For me, the two greatest discoveries of the twentieth century were the Cuisinart and the clitoris."
And Greene was at the right place at the right time.

Dave Hoekstra

Dave Hoekstra has been a Chicago Sun-Times staff writer since 1985. His collection of Sun-Times travel columns, "Ticket To Everywhere," was published in 2000 by Lake Claremont Press. He was lead writer for "Farm Aid: Song for America" (Rodale Press, 2005) which commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Willie Nelson inspired effort.
He won a 1987 Chicago Newspaper Guild Stick O-Type Award for Column Writing. Hoekstra wrote and co-proudced the WTTW-Channel 11 PBS special: "The Staple Singers and the Civil Rights Movement," nominated for a 2001-02 Chicago Emmy for a documentary program/cultural significance.
He lives in Chicago.


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