Regular price: $24.95
Buy Now with 1 Credit
Buy Now for $24.95
I worship M.F.K. Fisher the way she worships Brillat-Savarin. Those tangerine segments, dried on the radiator, bursting with juice on a lonely gray afternoon, sit in my memory as if I'd experienced them first-hand.
"A Stew or A Story," lost peices from periodicals does nothing to quell my ardor. Here are the wry observations, proud food snobbery, and passionate enthusiasms of her more well known works.
New to me is the fineness of Fisher's short fiction. She brings her gifts for description and internal struggle to a whole new world of lonely schoolmistresses and displaced children. These are women's stories through the prickly judgement and sympathies of Fisher.
Plus, it's a wonderment to see that even in the Forties (and I'm sure before) writers were asked to make lists of "Top Ten Food Books of All Time." The listicle—it's nothing new, and M.F.K. is better at them than anyone working for Buzzfeed.
Carolyn Cook, narrates with just the tone of a world traveling, boarding school alum from California. That is, she's perfect.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful