Serve It Forth

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Macmillan, 1937 - Cooking - 146 pages
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In Serve It Forth, her first book, M. F. K. Fisher takes readers on an animated journey through culinary history, beginning with the honey-loving Greeks and the immoderate Romans. Fisher recalls a hunt for snails and truffles with one of the last adepts in that art and recounts how Catherine de Medici, lonely for home cooking, touched off a culinary revolution by bringing Italian chefs to France. Each essay makes clear the absolute firmness of Fisher's taste--contrarian and unique--and her skill at stirring memory and imagination into a potent brew.


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Essays on food by one of America's much admired prose stylists. Fisher had the good luck to live in France for several years, where she ate well and learned to develop her "powers of enjoyment" where ... Read full review

Serve it forth

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A trade paperback reprint of the first book in the noted food writer's "Art of Eating'' series, this originally appeared in 1937 and has long been out of print. In it Fisher gracefully "serves up ... Read full review


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About the author (1937)

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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