Search Results: "M.F.K. Fisher"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"So much to inspire; too much to summarize."
Her cunning as a culinary essayist, memoirist, and fiction writer won't fully prepare Fisher's many fans for her gusto as an informal correspondent. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 1994

"Others will find it indigestible."
Pedestrian mini-biographies of three women who are household names among members of the Cuisinart set. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 18, 1990

"The book is never more substantial, and rarely more dramatic, than that, but it has the charm of a visit with an old friend, with the young and the old Fisher one vibrant personal presence."
If you have read much of Fisher's earlier autobiographical jottings (Dubious Honors, 1988, etc.), you've probably heard about her blissful early years in France, newly married to her first husband and living a student life in a Dijon boardinghouse, in two tiny rooms with hideous wallpaper and a lumpy mattress. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 1993

"This glimpse behind the lipstick is a fitting wrap-up, then—one that brings depth and dimension to the body of Fisher's work."
Even fans of the late, bright gastronomic memoirist (d. 1992) might be tiring of all the tributes to her that have been gushing forth, as well as of the incidental jottings and recycled reminiscences by her that publishers have been serving forth during the past few years. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1962

"A book for those interested in regional data- and gourmets who care to know the background of our native wines."
The literature of wine has been directed for the greater part to European wines, so to find this book dignified first by a poetic- and informative- text by a world famous authority on food, then with superb photographs, black and white and color, by a creative photographer, who has brought imagination and artistic values to his work, is indeed welcome news. Read full book review >

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THE GASTRONOMICAL ME by M.F.K. Fisher
Released: Nov. 18, 1943

"Aesthetic, cultivated, exotic, unconventional impressions — spasmodically recalled."
A true sophistication and subtlety, an acutely sensory appreciation and approach to autobiography — this life in which food and love have played paramount parts. Read full book review >

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THE THEORETICAL FOOT by M.F.K. Fisher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"A period piece and an interesting novelty, Fisher's novel has exquisite moments, but it's easy to see why she didn't consider herself a novelist."
From the great 20th-century food and travel writer, a lyrical roman à clef set among Americans in 1930s Switzerland. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1967

"With reasonably explicit recipes, wine guide, glossary, recipe and general index, and extravagant color photos, this is a fine bargain at the small price."
A handsome and earnestly boisterous tribute to the fabled French cookery of the provinces by its chatelaine. Read full book review >

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Released: March 26, 1964

"A refreshing guide for the senses and spirit."
Those who remember Mrs. Fisher's virtuoso performances in her witty cook-books must enlarge their frame of reference — the author's skill is extended to an appreciation of a town and tempo which is a rare treat. Read full book review >

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TO BEGIN AGAIN by M.F.K. Fisher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 30, 1992

"That phrase as aptly describes Fisher's own approach to life, amply detailed here."
Fisher (who died earlier this year) is best known as a food-writer, but, whatever the subject, almost all her writing has been reminiscence. Read full book review >

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DUBIOUS HONORS by M.F.K. Fisher
Released: May 18, 1988

"Just so does Fisher memorialize the moment's bond or pleasure, in her elegant spring-water prose that is itself a considerable pleasure."
From a writer now 80 years old, whose real subject whatever the topic at hand has been her own experiences of food, place, and appreciative living, comes a gathering of what she acknowledges to be her most "personal and nostalgic" pieces: the prefaces she wrote to her own books and others, complete with even more personal and nostalgic prefaces-to-the-prefaces that were composed for this edition. Read full book review >

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NOT NOW BUT NOW by M.F.K. Fisher
Released: Aug. 15, 1947

"EWSLUGMFK Fisher has a unique gift, if one that is sybaritic, ultra-sophisticated, and for that market."
The tale of the wandering wanton, whose character contains no glimmer of human decency, whose driving force through successive incarnations is the lure of sex, whether used as bait to wreck the lives of a Swiss household, or to disrupt a happy below stairs kingdom, or to inject suspicion of lesbianism into a normal girl's adolescence, or to out-tart the tarts of the Gold Coast- Jennie sweeps her callous way. Read full book review >