The Art of Eating " only wise men know the art of eating." Brillat-Savarin "There is a communion of more than bodies when bread is broken and wine is drunk. And that is my answer when people ask me, Why do you write about hunger, and not wars or ...
love?" So M. F. K. Fisher begins The Gastronomical Me, one of the five memorable volumes collected together here in The Art of Eating. The five books cover an eclectic array of thoughts, memories, and recipes, from World War I vignettes of frugality at the table to a consideration of the social status of vegetables. Her recipes range from those for all manner of oysters, dressed and undressed, to Cold Buttermilk Soup, and are accompanied by the remarks and observations that provoked W. H. Auden to say, "I do not know of anyone in the United States today who writes better prose." "M. F. K. Fisher evokes the magic that shimmers just beneath the surface of the most commonplace, everyday experiences in prose you can wrap around your soul." Richard Sax, Chocolatier "M. F. K. Fisher is one of the best food writers. She makes you laugh, tells you stories, intrigues your mind, gives you an appetite, takes you on her travels. She is witty, wise, and unpretentious." Jane Grigson "One of the world's finest food writers and, in the eyes of many, the grand dame of gastronomy M. F. K. Fisher has remained our guiding light, the source of infinite gastronomic and philosophic wisdom, the model of what a truly refined food writer should strive for." James Villas, Bon Appétit
A delightful book collecting the writings of Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher (a well known American food writer) over the course of a few decades. As a matter of fact, "The Art of Eating" collects a few of her books. Do not expect to see a lot ofA delightful book collecting the writings of Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher (a well known American food writer) over the course of a few decades. As a matter of fact, "The Art of Eating" collects a few of her books. Do not expect to see a lot of recipes and detailed tips on cooking but rather, as the title itself suggests, on eating. Fisher writes with a good (and entertaining) prose about her own impressions, memories and preferences, as well as about certain historical facts related to gastronomy in general. If you like reading about food, chances are you will love this book. As I said, though, do not expect to find any practical information on cooking here (well, there are bits here and there), but rather more general musings about food. ...Continua Nascondi