‘If a woman can be made more peaceful, a man fuller and richer, children happier, by a changed approach to the basically brutish satisfaction of hunger, why should not I, the person who brought about that change, feel a definite and rewarding urge to proselytize?’
From A for (dining) alone to Z for Zakuski, ‘a Russian hors d’oeuvre’, An Alphabet for Gourmets takes us through a selection of food essays by M. F. K. Fisher.
In elegant prose, and with an eye for detail and a sharp-edged wit, she draws us in to the whole experience of cooking: from the company to the setting, from the preparation to the scraped-clean plate. This is a celebration of dining in all its guises.
With a foreword by Ella Risbridger.
With Bold Knife and Fork
Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher did write exquisitely. She also wrote a vast amount, and one might fear indigestion on so hefty a diet of opinion, scathing contempt and passion for the many and varied...Read more