The Gastronomical Me

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Macmillan, 1943 - Biography & Autobiography - 252 pages
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In 1929, a newly married M.F.K. Fisher said goodbye to a milquetoast American culinary upbringing and sailed with her husband to Dijon, where she tasted real French cooking for the first time. The Gastronomical Me is a chronicle of her passionate embrace of a whole new way of eating, drinking, and celebrating the senses. As she recounts memorable meals shared with an assortment of eccentric and fascinating characters, set against a backdrop of mounting pre-war tensions, we witness the formation not only of her taste but of her character and her prodigious talent.
  

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Worth reading for the beautiful prose itself. - Goodreads
writing doesn't get any better than this. - Goodreads
Amazing, visual, visceral memoir via many meals.... - Goodreads
She's really a good writer. - Goodreads
And the gaps in storytelling are rather disconcerting. - Goodreads
Her writing is soothing without being brain candy. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Lora - Goodreads

Her voice is utterly charming. I can see why she became such an influential writer in food circles. Her narrative is less enjoyable, but that could be because I'm a couple generations beyond the world she writes about. Read full review

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User Review  - Ink Dreams - Goodreads

Such an awesome book. This is the best writing I've read in a while. I highly recommend it! Read full review

Contents

The Measure of My Powers 1912
3
A Thing Shared 1918
5
The Measure of My Powers 1919
9
The First Oyster 1924
19
The Measure of My Powers 1927
31
Sea Change 19291931
40
The Measure of My Powers 19291930
49
To Feed Such Hunger 1930
66
The Measure of My Powers 19301931
78
Noble and Enough 19291931
87
The Measure of My Powers 1931
96
Sea Change 1932
118
Sea Change 1935
128
Sea Change 1936
134
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About the author (1943)

M. F. K. Fisher is the author of sixteen books of essays and reminiscences, many of which have become American classics. In 1991, she was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. She died in 1992.

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