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Tue Dec 17, 2019, 09:01 PM

Anyone read any M.F.K. Fisher books on food?

Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher.
I discovered her in the 70s.

In my opinion she is the BEST food writer at least of the 20th century.
Most, if not all, of her books are out of print now.
Possibly you can find some on Amazon.
Think of Julia Child as a terrific writer.

Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher (July 3, 1908 June 22, 1992) was a preeminent American food writer. She was a founder of the Napa Valley Wine Library. Over her lifetime she wrote 27 books, including a translation of The Physiology of Taste by Brillat-Savarin. Fisher believed that eating well was just one of the "arts of life" and explored this in her writing. W. H. Auden once remarked, "I do not know of anyone in the United States who writes better prose."[1]

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Tue Dec 17, 2019, 09:27 PM

1. Yes! I love her

I read "With Bold Knife and Fork" from my parents' library, and have wished for a copy of my own. Unfortunately that book was washed away in Hurricane Katrina.

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Wed Dec 18, 2019, 07:40 PM

2. I'm re-reading that now.

I have 3 or 4 of her books plus an anthology(?)
She was brilliant.

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