Any chef, or even home cook has shuddered at the thought of a spirited critique from a critic INCLUDING your Mother-in-Law. Yet- we continue to read their blogs, articles and books. We fawn over their meticulous palettes, which are surely better than our own.
But what of those dark souls who courageously, if viciously, direct our dining destinations? Are they truly as snarky and mean as we imagine? Do they HAVE any friends (besides aspiring chefs)?
Rhapsody Gourmet is the fictional account of M. Pierre Arthens is France’s premier restaurant critic as he lays on his deathbed searching for the “taste” which he can not put words to, but which he desperately wishes to experience one more time. He is a miserable human being (as evidenced by those who speak of him, including his own cat)! Despite his despicable nature, his internal reviews of his best meals take the reader on his culinary climaxes.
The writing is both as lush as foie gras and as searing as habanero peppers. Foodies unite and delight in this easy, joyous read. Take it with you on the plane before you travel again, you’ll be inspired to write about even the most simple of meals!