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

AN ALPHABET FOR GOURMETS

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

By this time most people know what to expect from M.F.K. Fisher and wont think they are going to get an encyclopedia of cooking from this title. Once again, as always, she is good reading for anyone ... 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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