With Bold Knife and Fork

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Counterpoint, 2002 - Cooking - 339 pages
From a letter to her editor, February 5, 1968 Boldly confessing her prejudices and her passions, M. F. K. Fisher has written a mouth-watering, soul-satisfying book composed of seventeen chapters with over 140 recipes. Whether recalling forbidden fruits from her childhood (like mashed potatoes with catsup), her mother's legendary mustard pickles, or a Caribbean bride singing about peas and rice, each description is flavored with the eloquence, warmth, and wit that has become her hallmark. Here are dishes for every course of every meal, from the simplest to the most esoteric - tidbits, appetizers, breads, pastries, fish, fowl, meats, soups, vegetables, desserts, and casseroles.

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Contents

The Anatomy of a Recipe
1
Teasers and Titbits appet1zers
15
Especially of the Evening SOUPS
35
How to Spring Like a Flea f1sh
54
Some Seeds of This Planet r1ce etc
71
Once a Tramp Always hunger and enjoyment
93
7 A Recipe for Happy Hens eggs
104
The Trouble with Tripe 1nnards
118
u Having Fallen into Place vegetables
163
Nor Censure nor Disdain casseroles
205
3 One Way to Stay Young salads
218
H Questionable Crumpets and Such breads
234
5 A Plethora of Puddings desserts
260
Some Ways to Laugh dr1nks
292
l7 The Secret Ingredient p1ckles etc
306
Index
323

9 The Downward Path sauces
134
A Proverbial Matter meats
155
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About the author (2002)

Born July 3, 1908, in Albion, Michigan, M.F.K Fisher was raised primarily in Whittier, California, where she enjoyed cooking meals for her family. Encouraged in literary pursuits by her parents, she combined her favorite pastimes-cooking and writing-and began writing about cooking as early as 1929 when she moved to Dijon, France, with her first husband, Alfred Fisher. Fisher was educated at Illinois College, Occidental College, the University of California at Los Angeles, and the University of Dijon. She has written under the names Mary Frances Parrish, Victoria Bern, and Victoria Berne. A prolific author, her work is primarily autobiography and memoir. Her long list of publications includes Dubious Honors (1988) and Stay Me, Oh Comfort Me: Journals and Stories, 1933-1945, (1993). She also contributed articles to widely known magazines, including the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Gourmet. Fisher died of Parkinson's disease on June 22, 1992, in Glen Ellen, California.

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