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Here Let Us Feast: A Book of Banquets

Here Let Us Feast: A Book of Banquets

by M. F. K. Fisher, Betty Fussell

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"M.F.K Fisher’s latest excursion into the art or science of gastronomy is more an anthology of the finest writing on the subject than strictly a text of her own composition . . . A royal feast, indeed!" —The New York Times

Betty Fussell—winner of the James Beard Foundation’s journalism award, and whose essays on food, travel, and the arts have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Saveur, and Vogue—is the perfect writer to introduce M.F.K Fisher’s Here Let Us Feast, first published in 1946. The author of Eat, Live, Love, Die has penned a brilliant introduction to this fabulous anthology of gastronomic writing, selected and with commentary from the inimitable M.F.K. Fisher.

The celebrated author of such books as The Art of Eating, The Cooking of Provincial France, and With Bold Knife and Fork, Fisher knows how to prepare a feast of reading as no other. Excerpting descriptions of bountiful meals from classic works of British and American literature, Fisher weaves them into a profound discussion of feasting.

She also traces gluttony through the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, and claims that the story of a nation's life is charted by its gastronomy. M.F.K. Fisher has arranged everything perfectly, and the result is a succession of unforgettable courses that will entice the most reluctant epicure.


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ISBN-13: 9781640090842
Publisher: Catapult
Publication date: 08/14/2018
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 530,907
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher, as M F. K. Fisher was the preeminent American food writer. She wrote thirty-three books, including a translation of The Physiology of Taste by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. Her first book, Serve It Forth, was published in 1937. Fisher's books are an amalgam of food literature, travel, and memoir.

Betty Fussell was born in Southern California in 1927. Her most recent book is Eat, Live, Love, Die. She was recently celebrated, along with other winners of the Silver Spoon Award, by Food Arts magazine.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

THE FEAST OF KNOWLEDGE xi
THE BOOK AND THE FLEA xiii
I. IN THE BEGINNING: The Bible 3
II. GLORIOUS DESCENDANTS: China 11
III. HUNGRY FOR PHOENIX-EGGS: The Adventurers 34
IV. THE PEACOCK'S PLUME: Egypt , Greece , Rome ONE 52
V. MAN'S MEAT: Cannibals and Poisoners 80
VI. PARFIT GENTIL KNIGHTS: The Middle Ages 89
VII. NOBLE AND ENOUGH: The Renaissance 103
VIII. VANITY FAIR: Eighteenth- and Nineteenth- Century England 118
IX. A CONFUSION OF TONGUES: Russia, France, Germany, and England 174
X. THIS NOBLE FLUMMERY: Fantasy 243
XI. O PIONEERS! America 270

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