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
     
 


"For decades, food-lovers have taken enormous pleasure in the stories, the characters and the inimitable prose style of M. F. K. Fisher. Now we discover the kitchens and the dinner tables—the very meals that inspired M. F. K. Fisher to write. In this insightful and evocative book, Joan Reardon distills Fisher's life to its culinary essence and reveals her to… See more details below

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"For decades, food-lovers have taken enormous pleasure in the stories, the characters and the inimitable prose style of M. F. K. Fisher. Now we discover the kitchens and the dinner tables—the very meals that inspired M. F. K. Fisher to write. In this insightful and evocative book, Joan Reardon distills Fisher's life to its culinary essence and reveals her to us anew."—Laura Shapiro, author of Perfection Salad: Women and Cooking at the Turn of the Century

"Reardon's commentary reveals an intimate understanding of the personality of M. F. K. Fisher. Few who enjoy food and read M. F. K. Fisher's work do not thirst to know more about this woman, and knowing about the places she lived and cooked gives a greater understanding of her writings, her feelings, her passions and frustrations."—Jerry Anne DiVecchio, Senior Food Editor, Sunset Magazine

“I've always admired M. F. K. Fisher's gastronomical ingenuity and vivid culinary imagination. In this rich portrait, Joan Reardon eloquently shares with us Mary Frances's great lesson: to cook well, you need only the most elementary kitchen, a mortar and pestle, and full awareness of your own five senses.”—Alice Waters

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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

Notes

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