Bubby’s Watermelon Lemonade and Gail Greene Game Changer # 46

Gael Green is a American restaurant critic, author and novelist. She became New York Magazines restaurant critic in the late 1960’s.
She is also this week game changer number 46.
In the 1960’s not everyone was familiar with restaurant food and practically no celebrity chefs. She was the first “foodie”.
She actually coined the phrase foodie.
 Her first book was entitled. The Foodies Handbook.
 Her musings gave New Yorkers a new way to look at food.
Green always went out of her way to conceal her identity. She did things such as disguising herself, and using different credit cards. She also wore big hats in public to hide her identity.
For more than thirty years she was the Insatiable Critic and then continued on as a columnist until 2008.
At the New York Times 40th anniversary party she was fired.
After being fired it sparked an interest in her once again.
There was a new focus on her website Insatiablecritic.com.
In 2006 Warner Books published her memoir Insatiable: Tales from a life of Delicious Excess. In the book she includes a description of a sexual encounter with Elvis Presley.
In 1981 she co-founded City Meals-on-Wheels along with food writer James Beard. It helped fund elderly home bound people in New York City get meals on holidays and weekends.
 In 1992 she was honored Humanitarian of the year by the James beard foundation.

Bubbys Watermelon Lemonade

2 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
4 oz fresh watermelon puree
1 1/2 oz simple syrup
6 oz water
Combine all ingredients. Shake and serve over ice with a big wedge of fresh watermelon.
The following bloggers are also featuring the recipes of Gael Green today. I hope you’ll pay them all a visit. It is wonderful to see what they all have to bring to the table.

Val – More Than Burnt Toast, Taryn – Have Kitchen Will Feed, Susan - The Spice Garden
Heather - girlichef, Miranda – Mangoes and Chutney, Amrita – Beetles Kitchen Escapades
Mary – One Perfect BiteSue – The View from Great Island, Barbara – Movable Feasts
Linda A - There and Back Again, Nancy – Picadillo, Mireya – My Healthy Eating Habits
 Annie – Most Lovely Things, Jeanette – Healthy Living Claudia – Journey of an Italian Cook,
 Alyce – More Time at the TableKathy – Bakeaway with Me, Martha Simple Nourished Living, 
Jill – Saucy Cooks, Sara - Everything in the Kitchen Sink.

Next week we will highlight the career and recipes of Zarela Martinez

Peace be with you,
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13 Responses to “Bubby’s Watermelon Lemonade and Gail Greene Game Changer # 46”

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    Eric @ Happy Valley Chow — May 4, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    This looks so easy, refreshing and delicious! I will definitely have to try out this recipe for the BBQ I’m doing this weekend. Following your blog now, looking forward to sharing with you!


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    Mary — May 4, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    This looks wonderfully refreshing. I’d love to have a tall glass waiting for me when I come in from the garden. I really enjoyed your post this morning. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary


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    Claudia — May 4, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    I could live on watermelon once the heat arrives – nothing quenches my thirst better – except now maybe this – in liquid form.


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    Alyce — May 4, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Come on summer! Lovely-looking drink. Happy Friday!


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    Miranda — May 4, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Loved it – sipped on it all day long yesterday!


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    Heather @girlichef.com — May 4, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    I could go for a whole pitcher of this to help me beat the heat we’re having today. It looks fantastic!


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    Janet@FCTC — May 4, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    She sounds like an extremely interesting woman.

    And that sounds like an extremely interesting drink :-) Yummy!


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    Kathy — May 4, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    This watermelon-lemonade looks so wonderfully refreshing…a must try! Nice post!


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    bellini — May 5, 2012 at 8:33 am

    This sounds like the perfect summer quencher!


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    Taryn (Have Kitchen, Will Feed) — May 5, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    This looks so refreshing.


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    Eliotseats — May 6, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    I bought her book after seeing her on Top Chef. I really think she rocks!


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    Beth Michelle — May 7, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Ever since I got pregnant I have been obsessed with watermelon! Love this!!


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    Martha@ Simple Nourished Living — May 8, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    This looks so refreshing. I can’t wait to mix me up a pitcher, as soon as watermelon becomes more plentiful here. Gael appears to have led a full life!


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