How to Cook a Wolf

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Macmillan, Oct 1, 1988 - Cooking - 202 pages
113 Reviews
Written to inspire courage in those daunted by wartimes shortages, How to Cook a Wolf continues to rally cooks during times of plenty, reminding them that providing sustenance requires more than putting food on the table. M. F. K. Fisher knew that the last thing hungry people needed were hints on cutting back and making do. Instead, she gives her readers license to dream, to experiment, to construct adventurous and delicious meals as a bulwark against a dreary, meager present. Her fine prose provides reason in itself to draw our chairs close to the hearth; we can still enjoy her company and her exhortations to celebrate life by eating well.
  

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Fisher is a great writer. - Goodreads
Reading recipes is boring. - Goodreads
MFK writes perhaps the best prose I've ever read. - Goodreads
The book was easy to read, funny and sad. - Goodreads
Her advice on eggs and calf heads is unmatched. - Goodreads
Amusing at times and educational. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Margaret McCamant - Goodreads

I've read this before, but apparently long enough ago that I bought a new copy! Enjoyed it again, but I'm not sure about the revisions in this updated version. I understand that every writer would ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jessie Weaver - Goodreads

I think you might have to be a food geek to love this, but I did. Especially considering they show her edits from 10 years later, with lovely self-deprecating commentary. Read full review

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How to Catch the Wolf
10
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14
How to Boil Water
26
How to Greet the Spring
46
How Not to Boil an
53
How to Keep Alive
66
How to Rise Up Like New Bread
72
1n How to Make a Pigeon
111
How to Pray for Peace
121
How to Be Content with a Vegetable Love
133
How to Make a Great Show
138
How to Have a Sleek Pelt
145
How to Comfort Sorrow
151
How to Be a Wise
163
How to Lure the Wolf
167

How to Be Cheerful Though Starving
80
How to Carve the Wolf
86

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About the author (1988)

M. F. K. Fisher (1908-1992) is the author of numerous books of essays and reminiscences, many of which have become American classics.

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