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The Art of Eating Paperback – Special Edition, 2 Jul 2004

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Product details

  • Paperback: 784 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 50th Anniversary Edition edition (2 July 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764542613
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764542619
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 5.2 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 59,042 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This 50th anniversary paperback reprint contains what Julia Child referred to as "the essence of M.F.K. Fisher." Fisher (1908–1992) was one of this country′s earliest food writers; her eloquent yet unostentatious prose has charmed generations. The 784–page collection brings together five works originally published under separate titles: "Serve it Forth," "Consider the Oyster," "How to Cook a Wolf," "The Gastronomical Me" and "An Alphabet for Gourmets." There are also recipes scattered throughout. ( Washington Post , April 28, 2004)

"Fisher (1908–1992) was one of this country′s earliest food writers; her eloquent yet unostentatious prose has charmed generations." ( Washington Post , April 28, 2004)

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Ruth Reichl - 'Mary Frances [Fisher] has the extraordinary ability to make the ordinary seem rich and wonderful. Her dignity comes from her absolute insistence on appreciating life as it comes to her'. Julia Child - 'How wonderful to have here in my hands the essence of M.F.K. Fisher, whose wit and fulsome opinions on food and those who produce it, comment upon it, and consume it are as apt today as they were several decades ago, when she composed them. Why did she choose food and hunger she was asked, and she replied, 'When I write about hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and warmth, and the love of it ...and then the warmth and richness and fine reality of hunger satisfied. This is the stuff we need to hear, and to hear again and again'. Alcie Waters - 'This comprehensive volume should be required reading for every cook. It defines in a sensual and beautiful way the vital relationship between food and culture'.

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