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5.0 out of 5 stars fabulous
Ihave to say that this book rates as one of my favorite books. Ms Fisher writes with so much wit and intelligence. This book (or set of books really),is more than a book about eating, its a book about everything important - love, good times, bad times, and about the art of making the very best of what you have.
Published on 5 July 1999

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2.0 out of 5 stars So so
I found this book quite dated and slow moving and did not think it was that interesting in my opinion.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fabulous, 5 July 1999
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This review is from: The Art of Eating (Paperback)
Ihave to say that this book rates as one of my favorite books. Ms Fisher writes with so much wit and intelligence. This book (or set of books really),is more than a book about eating, its a book about everything important - love, good times, bad times, and about the art of making the very best of what you have.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone should take the time to savor this book's delights., 25 Aug. 1997
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Looking for some food for thought? How about some thoughts on food? M.F.K. Fisher's compendium of essays in the "Art of Eating" is sure to keep you entertained for months, and provide you with party tidbits for even longer.

I read this book over the course of three months, an essay or two at a time. It's not just about food, but about the people who love to eat good food, to make it, to grow it, to harvest it, to travel in search of it. It's about some wonderful places in the world, some now long gone, or spoiled, and some still well worth a visit.

You'll find that you remember some of M.F.K. Fisher's stories long after you've put the book down. You'll tell these stories to others and win smiles and laughter. You'll haul the book out and read aloud from it. Your friends will ask to borrow your copy.

You will tell them to get their own.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can you eat, read, laugh and cry at the same time?, 11 April 1997
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I put this book on the shelf for a number of years. Maybe I subconsciously knew you have to wait to be more mature, both in life and cooking, before you can truly savor the joys of MFK Fisher's beautifully flavorful writing and recipes (The Prune Roast...mmm...). Her memories of eating fresh peas with her family in France had me choking back tears, and her recollections of meals and love will move even the most churlish among us. Please read this book, even if you have to read it in small bits and chunks. She was one of the greats!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MFK Fisher defined writing about food before it was cool, 10 Nov. 1998
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MFK Fisher's writings are now surfacing in popularity again - how wonderful. Her books and stories are a synthesis of food, tastes, moods, a bit of travelogue, some history. Her works - not just this one - are must reading, regardless if you are foodie or not.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Astounding tastes and utter decadence of food and life., 26 May 1999
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MFK Fisher brought to the front the simplicity of a baked potato and turned it into a ravishment. She does no less in her description of every preparation, meal, food, wine, and people who eat and cook. When you finish this book, try to resist the urge to bake a peach pie, take along fresh thick, cream and go eat it out in the countryside...
If you're a foodie, grab a napkin when you pick this book up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars No one writes like MFK Fisher, 7 May 2014
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Memoirs mixed with recipes from France during and just after the war, this is a book that should be by serious reader's bed to dip into and read as needed. There's more delicious writing in this book than in almost any other I own, not a dull word or story or page. Joyous.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good read, 26 Mar. 2013
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Enjoyed reading this book and gives a wonderful insight into the art of seasonal cooking. Just goes to show that where there's a will there's a way!
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2.0 out of 5 stars So so, 28 Dec. 2012
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I found this book quite dated and slow moving and did not think it was that interesting in my opinion.
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