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Julia ReedNot all the selections smack of the “women’s page.” There are some sprightly riffs with menus “in honor of spring” and “for supper ... on a sultry night,” and a lovely ode to Southern breads titled “Spoon Bread and Moonlight,” enlivened by her mother’s memories of visiting her school friends on their postwar plantations in the 1890s. A short story called “Legend of Love,” a finely drawn evocation of life at a small California boarding school for girls, much like the ones she attended and where she briefly taught, is as real and touching as her time with Chexbres. Lovers of Fisher should have A Stew or a Story on their shelves for those pieces alone.
— The New York Times