M. F. K. Fisher among the Pots and Pans: Celebrating Her Kitchens / Edition 1

M. F. K. Fisher among the Pots and Pans: Celebrating Her Kitchens / Edition 1

by Joan Reardon
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520261682

ISBN-13: 9780520261686

Pub. Date: 10/20/2009

Publisher: University of California Press


From her very first book, Serve It Forth, M.F.K. Fisher wrote about her ideal kitchen. In her subsequent publications, she revisited the many kitchens she had known and the foods she savored in them to express her ideas about the art of eating. M.F.K. Fisher among the Pots and Pans, interspersed with recipes and richly illustrated with original

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From her very first book, Serve It Forth, M.F.K. Fisher wrote about her ideal kitchen. In her subsequent publications, she revisited the many kitchens she had known and the foods she savored in them to express her ideas about the art of eating. M.F.K. Fisher among the Pots and Pans, interspersed with recipes and richly illustrated with original watercolors, is a retrospective of Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher's life as it unfolded in those homey settings—from Fisher's childhood in Whittier, California, to the kitchens of Dijon, where she developed her taste for French foods and wines; from the idyllic kitchen at Le Paquis to the isolation of her home in Hemet, California; and finally to her last days in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. M.F.K. Fisher was a solitary cook who interpreted the scenario of a meal in her own way, and M.F.K. Fisher among the Pots and Pans provides a deeply personal glimpse of a woman who continues to mystify even as she commands our attention.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520261686
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/20/2009
Series:
California Studies in Food and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword by Amanda Hesser
Introduction

i Whittier and Laguna Beach, 1908–1922
ii At Boarding School, 1923–1928
iii From Dijon to Eagle Rock, 1929–1936
iv At Le Paquis, 1936–1939
v At Bareacres, 1939–1949
vi California and Provence, 1949–1961
vii In St. Helena, 1961–1970
viii Last House, 1971–1980
ix The Lodestar, 1981–1992

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