M.F.K. Fisher: Musings on Wine and Other Libations

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For MFK Fisher, one of America's most-read and best-loved food writers, wine was a passion nurtured during her time in France and, later, California. This anthology, edited by acclaimed biographer Anne Zimmerman (An Extravagant Hunger: The Passionate Years of M.F.K. Fisher), is the first ever to gather Fisher's finest writings on wine. In sparkling prose, Fisher reminisces about marvelous meals enjoyed and drinks savored; describes the many memorable restaurants that welcomed and even educated her; discuses ...
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Overview

For MFK Fisher, one of America's most-read and best-loved food writers, wine was a passion nurtured during her time in France and, later, California. This anthology, edited by acclaimed biographer Anne Zimmerman (An Extravagant Hunger: The Passionate Years of M.F.K. Fisher), is the first ever to gather Fisher's finest writings on wine. In sparkling prose, Fisher reminisces about marvelous meals enjoyed and drinks savored; describes the many memorable restaurants that welcomed and even educated her; discuses rosés, sherry, chilled whites, and cocktails; and escorts readers from Dijon to Sonoma. Open a bottle, open the book, and linger over some of the best wine writing ever done. 
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402778131
  • Publisher: Sterling Epicure
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 486,403
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface Anne Zimmerman xi

1 White Wine Trips 1

2 Long Ago in France 7

3 The Standing and the Waiting 18

4 I Was Really Very Hungry 37

5 How to Drink to the Wolf 53

6 My Country, 'Tis of Thee 64

7 Once a Tramp, Always 70

8 Apéritifs: The Civilizing Influence 86

9 To the Gibson and Beyond 97

10 Martini-Zheen, Anyone? 102

11 Mother's Cocktail Hour Plot 111

12 … To Pique His Jaded Appetite 114

13 Hearts and Flowers 118

14 All the Food and Wines Were There 124

15 Introduction to The Story of Wine in California 137

16 The Terrine: Key to the Cuisine 144

17 Provinces and Palates 147

18 Pleasure on Tap 165

19 Napa and Sonoma: The Best of Both Worlds 174

20 A Vintage Spat 183

21 Vines and Men 191

22 A Bunch of Wine Buffs Were Rapping It Up, When 198

23 Progress Trounces the Wine Snob 208

24 Through a Glass Darkly 212

25 From Planting to Ripening 219

26 An Epicure Reviews the West Coast Wine Awards 224

27 The Wine in the Glass 232

28 Some Ways to Laugh 237

29 Cheese, Fruit, Wine: Purest Pleasures 258

30 Wine Is Life 268

Acknowledgments 278

Sources 279

Index 282

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