"How wonderful to have here in my hands the essence of M.F.K. Fisher, whose wit and fulsome opinions on food and those who produce it, comment upon it, and consume it are as apt today as they were several decades ago, when she composed them. Why did she choose food and hunger she was asked, and she replied, 'When I write about hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and warmth, and the love of it . . . and then the warmth and richness and fine reality of hunger satisfied.' This is the stuff we need to hear, and to hear again and again."
"This comprehensive volume should be required reading for every cook. It defines in a sensual and beautiful way the vital relationship between food and culture."
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 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