The Art of Eating: 50th Anniversary Edition

The Art of Eating: 50th Anniversary Edition

by Joan Reardon, M. F. K. Fisher

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764542619
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 02/23/2004
Edition description: 50th Anniversary Edition
Pages: 784
Sales rank: 183,192
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 2.05(d)

About the Author

Culinary historian, cookbook author, and biographer Joan Reardon is the author of M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, and Alice Waters: Celebrating the Pleasures of the Table, M.F.K. Fisher Among the Pots and Pans, Poet of the Appetites: The Lives and Loves of M.F.K. Fisher, and Oysters: a Culinary Celebration. Reardon, who has a PhD in English literature, won an IACP Award for culinary writing, publishes and edits a quarterly newsletter for Les Dames d’Escoffier Chicago, and serves on the advisory board of Gastronomica magazine.

Table of Contents

The Art of Eating: In Celebrationx
Thoughts About M. F. K. Fisher and Her Workxvi
One More Timexxvi
Appreciationxxviii
Introductionxxx
Serve It Forth
To Begin5
When a Man Is Small7
Greek Honey and the Hon-Zo (3000 B.C.-100 A.D.--Egypt, the Orient, and Greece)12
The Curious Nose17
Let the Sky Rain Potatoes22
Borderland26
Garum (100 A.D.-400 A.D.--Rome)29
Fifty Million Snails34
Meals for Me40
Dark Ages and the Men of God (1000 A.D.-1400 A.D.--Europe)45
I Arise Resigned47
In Sinistra Parte, Johannus Baptista (1100 A.D.-1450 A.D.--England)52
Pity the Blind in Palate57
A Pigges Pettie Toes (Elizabethan England)60
The Standing and the Waiting64
Catherine's Lonesome Cooks (1533 A.D.-1810 A.D.--France)75
Two Birds Without a Branch80
The Pale Yellow Glove83
The Brothers89
Set-piece for a Fishing Party (1810 A.D.-1900 A.D.--France)91
On Dining Alone
Sing of Dinner in a Dish100
Shell-Shock and Richard the Third (1900 A.D.--Europe and America)107
The Social Status of a Vegetable111
Cesar116
To End121
Consider The Gyster
Love and Death Among the Molluscs125
A Supper to Sleep On129
R is for Oyster135
The Well-dressed Oyster139
Take 300 Clean Oysters144
A Lusty Bit of Nourishment146
Pearls Are Not Good to Eat160
Those Were Happy Days166
Soup of the Evening, Beautiful Soup170
Love Was the Pearl175
My Country, 'Tis of Thee178
As Luscious as Locusts181
How To Cook A Wolf
Introduction to Revised edition187
How to Be Sage Without Hemlock189
How to Catch the Wolf195
How to Distribute Your Virtue198
How to Boil Water207
How to Greet the Spring223
How Not to Boil an Egg229
How to Keep Alive240
How to Rise Up Like New Bread245
How to Be Cheerful Though Starving252
How to Carve the Wolf257
How to Make a Pigeon Cry277
How to Pray for Peace286
How to Be Content with a Vegetable Love296
How to Make a Great Show300
How to Have a Sleek Pelt305
How to Comfort Sorrow310
How to Be a Wise Man320
How to Lure the Wolf323
How to Drink to the Wolf329
How Not to Be an Earthworm335
How to Practice True Economy343
Conclusion350
The Gastronomical Me
Foreword353
The Measure of My Powers354
A Thing Shared356
The Measure of My Powers359
The Measure of My Powers364
The First Oyster368
The Measure of My Powers378
The Measure of My Powers382
Sea Change385
The Measure of My Powers393
To Feed Such Hunger408
The Measure of My Powers419
Noble and Enough427
The Measure of My Powers435
The Measure of My Powers446
Sea Change455
Sea Change463
Sea Change469
Define This Word474
The Measure of My Powers483
Once I Dreamed501
I Remember Three Restaurants502
Sea Change510
The Lemming to the Sea518
The Flaw526
The Measure of My Powers536
Feminine Ending552
An Alphabet For Gourmets
Foreword575
A is for dining Alone577
B is for Bachelors584
C is for Cautious589
D is for Dining out594
E is for Exquisite600
F is for Family605
G is for Gluttony613
H is for Happy618
I is for Innocence623
J is for Juvenile dining628
K is for Kosher634
L is for Literature640
M is for Monastic645
N is for Nautical650
O is for Ostentation658
P is for Peas663
Q is for Quantity670
R is for Romantic678
S is for Sad682
T is for Turbot687
U is for Universal693
V is for Venality701
W is for Wanton706
X is for Xanthippe713
Y is for Yak720
Z is for Zakuski727
From A to Z: The Perfect Dinner736

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The Art of Eating: 50th Anniversary Edition 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Eloquent, simple language that goes right to the heart of the matter, your appetite. I've read everything by her and the first in this series, Serve It Forth, her first book ever, is still the very best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fisher is simply brilliant. This collection of essays overflows with taste, charm and wit, yet is never overbearing or arch. She crosses the millenia and continents with a suave ease that astonishes. Each piece is a delight.
mcconchc on LibraryThing 7 months ago
This is the first book that got me to think about eating, tasting and enjoying. I never knew there could be writing like this about such things. I want everyone I care about to read this work. And then, let's go for dinner and talk about it.