Love in a Dish

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Catapult, Aug 1, 2012 - Cooking - 130 pages
A collection of essays on food, love, and guilty pleasures from the pioneering culinary writer whose delightful prose offers “one feast after another” (Frank McCourt).
Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher is hailed as one of America’s preeminent writers about gastronomy, but her work reaches far beyond the limits of that genre. Whether the subject of her fancy is the lowly, unassuming potato or the love life of that aphrodisiac mollusk the oyster, she explores the complexities of the world with an all-consuming curiosity. In this collection of some of her finest works, Fisher demonstrates a palette well-trained not only in gastronomical masterpieces, but in life’s best pleasures as well.
Love in a Dish . . . and Other Culinary Delights is nothing less than an instruction manual on how to live, eat, and love. Compiled by the prolific researcher and culinary enthusiast Anne Zimmerman, these essays celebrate our lustful appetites, as in “Once a Tramp, Always . . . “ and “Love in a Dish.”

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Described as "personal, intimate culinary essays" this small collection has been compiled from several of the author's other books as part of the Penguin "Great Food" series. It shines with MFK Fisher ... Read full review

Love in a Dish: And Other Pieces

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Zimmerman (An Extravagant Hunger: The Passionate Years of M.F.K. Fisher) populates this slim volume with some choice, classic M.F.K. Fisher (1908–92) essays. It serves as an adequate introduction to ... Read full review


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M.F.K. Fisher helped shape the genre we call food writing. Over her expansive career Fisher’s work comprised twenty-six books. She received lifetime achievement awards from the James Beard Foundation and the American Institute of Wine and Food. She died in 1992.

Anne Zimmerman's previous book about M.F.K. Fisher, An Extravagant Hunger, was published by Counterpoint. She lives in San Francisco.

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