The Gastronomical Me

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Macmillan, 1943 - Biography & Autobiography - 252 pages
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In 1929, a newly married M.F.K. Fisher said goodbye to a milquetoast American culinary upbringing and sailed with her husband to Dijon, where she tasted real French cooking for the first time. The Gastronomical Me is a chronicle of her passionate embrace of a whole new way of eating, drinking, and celebrating the senses. As she recounts memorable meals shared with an assortment of eccentric and fascinating characters, set against a backdrop of mounting pre-war tensions, we witness the formation not only of her taste but of her character and her prodigious talent.

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User Review  - spoko - LibraryThing

Really great book. The first few chapters and the last few, especially, were absolutely wonderful. Which is not to say that it drug in the middle—it really didn't. If it had all been as good as those ... Read full review

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User Review  - paperloverevolution - LibraryThing

This is the way food writing should be done. In her careful, spare, elegant way, Fisher uses food to write about everything else that means anything in life: love, war, death, and second chances. One of the most beautiful works of modern English. Read full review

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About the author (1943)

M. F. K. Fisher is the author of sixteen books of essays and reminiscences, many of which have become American classics. In 1991, she was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. She died in 1992.

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