An Alphabet for Gourmets

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Macmillan, 1949 - Cooking - 213 pages
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In Alphabet for Gourmets, M.F.K. Fisher arranges a selection of her essays in a whimsical way that reveals the breadth and depth of her passion. From A for (dining) alone to Z for Zakuski, "a Russian hors d'oeuvre," Fisher alights on both longtime obsessions and idiosyncratic digressions. As usual, she liberates her readers from caution and slavish adherence to culinary tradition-- and salts her writings with a healthy dose of humor.

 

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User Review  - Bjace - LibraryThing

An A to Z gastronomic memoir which blends serious discussions of food and ingredients, memories and musings on human relationships. M. F. K. Fisher has this in common with the late Laurie Colwin: she ... Read full review

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User Review  - stevejwales - LibraryThing

An entertaining read. Though Fisher sticks to a familiar A-to-Z formula, the choices are not the obvious ones of 'A for Apple', rather she strays from cliché with essays on such such subjects as O for ... Read full review

Contents

B if for Bachelors
17
E is for Exquisite
30
F is for Family
37
G is for Gluttony
47
S3 His for Happy
55
J is for juvenile dining
66
K is for Kosher
73
Mis for Monastic
86
N is for Nautical
93
OwbrOstentation
103
Pis for Peas
110
Q is for Quantity
119
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M.F.K. Fisher is the author of numerous books of essays and reminiscences, many of which have become American classics.

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