A Cordiall Water: A Garland of Odd and Old Receipts to Assuage the Ills of Man and Beast by M. F. K. Fisher, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
A Cordiall Water: A Garland of Odd and Old Receipts to Assuage the Ills of Man and Beast

A Cordiall Water: A Garland of Odd and Old Receipts to Assuage the Ills of Man and Beast

by M. F. K. Fisher
     
 

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First published in 1961, A Cordiall Water collects a charming mixed bag of nostrums, elixirs, restoratives, and fortifiers and intersperces them with autobiographical anecdotes from M. F. K. Fisher’s life in California, Provence, Mexico and Switzerland. These engaging recipes, "a perfect combination of superstition, instinct, and primitive knowledge" deal

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First published in 1961, A Cordiall Water collects a charming mixed bag of nostrums, elixirs, restoratives, and fortifiers and intersperces them with autobiographical anecdotes from M. F. K. Fisher’s life in California, Provence, Mexico and Switzerland. These engaging recipes, "a perfect combination of superstition, instinct, and primitive knowledge" deal with commonplace ailments—sore throats, cures for cats, aging skin, fevers, PMS and hangovers. Ingredients of these extraordinary receipts are transformed into cures and preventatives told in the inimitable style of this master of the finely observed life.

Editorial Reviews

James Beard
She writes about fleeting tastes and feasts vividly, excitingly, sensuously, exquisitely. There is almost a wicked thrill in following her uninhibited track through the glories of the good life.
Clifton Fadiman
She writes about food as others do about love, but rather better.
Patricia Storace
M.F.K. Fisher ... brings onstage a peach or a brace of quail and shows us history, cities, fantasies, memories, emotions.
Shana Alexander
M.F.K. Fisher is our greatest food writer because she puts food in the mount, the mind and the imagination all at the same time. Beyond the gastronomical bravura, she is a passionate woman; food is her metaphor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593760298
Publisher:
Counterpoint Press
Publication date:
05/10/2004
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 7.68(h) x 0.53(d)

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