Serve It Forth (Paperback)

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Serve It Forth (Paperback)


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In Serve It Forth, her first book, M. F. K. Fisher takes readers on an animated journey through culinary history, beginning with the honey-loving Greeks and the immoderate Romans. Fisher recalls a hunt for snails and truffles with one of the last adepts in that art and recounts how Catherine de Medici, lonely for home cooking, touched off a culinary revolution by bringing Italian chefs to France. Each essay makes clear the absolute firmness of Fisher's taste--contrarian and unique--and her skill at stirring memory and imagination into a potent brew.

Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher (1908-1992) is the author of sixteen books of essays and reminiscences, many of which have become American classics. Her books include The Gastronomical Me and How to Cook a Wolf. In 1991, she was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.
Product Details ISBN: 9780865473690
ISBN-10: 0865473692
Publisher: North Point Press
Publication Date: September 18th, 2002
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Art of Eating

“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