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Serve It Forth (Art of Eating) Paperback – 18 Sep 2002

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  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: North Point Press; Reissue edition (18 Sept. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0865473692
  • ISBN-13: 978-0865473690
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 0.9 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 655,203 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The best prose writer in America." --W.H. Auden
"She writes about food as others do about love, but rather better."--Clifton Fadiman
"Poet of the appetites."--John Updike
"A monument."--Julia Child
"One of the world's finest food writers and, in the eyes of many, the grand dame of gastronomy."--James Villas
"M.F.K. Fisher ... brings onstage a peach or a brace of quail and shows us history, cities, fantasies, memories, emotions."--Patricia Storace, "The New York Review of Books"
"One of my great heroes."--Jacques Pepin
"A delightful book. It is erudite and witty and experienced and young."--"The New York Times Book Review"


"The best prose writer in America." --W.H. Auden

"She writes about food as others do about love, but rather better."--Clifton Fadiman

"Poet of the appetites."--John Updike

"A monument."--Julia Child

"One of the world's finest food writers and, in the eyes of many, the grand dame of gastronomy."--James Villas

"M.F.K. Fisher ... brings onstage a peach or a brace of quail and shows us history, cities, fantasies, memories, emotions."--Patricia Storace, "The New York Review of Books"

"One of my great heroes."--Jacques Pepin

"A delightful book. It is erudite and witty and experienced and young."--"The New York Times Book Review"


The best prose writer in America. "W.H. Auden"

She writes about food as others do about love, but rather better. "Clifton Fadiman"

Poet of the appetites. "John Updike"

A monument. "Julia Child"

One of the world's finest food writers and, in the eyes of many, the grand dame of gastronomy. "James Villas"

M.F.K. Fisher ... brings onstage a peach or a brace of quail and shows us history, cities, fantasies, memories, emotions. "Patricia Storace, The New York Review of Books"

One of my great heroes. "Jacques Pepin"

A delightful book. It is erudite and witty and experienced and young. "The New York Times Book Review""

About the Author

M.F.K. Fisher is the author of numerous books of essays and reminiscences, many of which have become American classics.


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This first book, a collection of essays by Mary Francis Kennedy Fisher, offers many examples of her brilliance. Especially wonderful are "The Standing and the Waiting" and "Cesar."
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4.0 out of 5 stars A capturing taste of France, and food, too! 7 Nov. 2012
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When I first heard of this writer, it was for a guy's Book Club, and I said "Who?" and "What?" and reluctantly set about to slog through 'Set It Forth'.
Perhaps I had a greater appreciation for these essays having been multiple times to France, and an avowed Francophile, so I was soon captivated by the writings and the writers' point of view.
Later I realized that I was reading a classic, and recommend to anyone with an appreciation of well crafted writing, intriguing stories some reminiscent of O'Henry, and some minimal empathy with 'the French'.
A slim volume, yet full of content, it's easy to pick up a year or two later and randomly re-read a story.
Definitely recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Underappreciated Star of 20th Century American Literature 17 Oct. 2013
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Fisher's work is a true delight--highly informed and historically rooted. Her contribution to the 20th century literary scene is often overlooked, but it should be explored. This collection of essays is as much poetry as it is a lesson in culinary history. If you want a glimpse of truffle hunting spinsters and ancient Roman garum, read the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Great Writers of the 20th Century 30 Jun. 1999
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This first book, a collection of essays by Mary Francis Kennedy Fisher, offers many examples of her brilliance. Especially wonderful are "The Standing and the Waiting" and "Cesar."
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 19 Aug. 2016
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Excellent across the board
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1.0 out of 5 stars food it's not 2 Oct. 2009
By I dig everything - Published on Amazon.com
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Dry as dust, I've read other stuff that was wonderful.but this was not a keeper. Sorry I spent the money
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