M.F.K. Fisher and Me: A Memoir of Food and Friendship

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Macmillan, Aug 15, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 237 pages
In the world of food, M.F.K. Fisher remains the patron saint. No one in our launguage has bestowed such dignity and such mythic dimension upon the taking of our daily bread. M.F.K. Fisher and Me takes us behind the persona of the woman who revolutionized the way Americans think about food. Ferrary shows us Fisher in her daily life: at work and play in her kitchen, sipping drinks on the veranda of her California ranch; flirting like a coquette; struggling valiantly against the ravages of age--and through it all never failing to surprise--if not shock--even those who think they know her best. M.F.K. Fischer was a woman who shunned being portrayed, yet Jeannette Ferrary has given us an intimate look at her life.

M.F.K. Fisher and Me is a story of a young woman's relationship with a famous and charismatic older woman. Such friendsips are rare and valuable, and they are rarely brough tto life with the eloquance and zest that Jeannette Ferrary brings to M.F.K. Fisher and Me.
 

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Contents

Why Me?
1
Navettes for Mrs Fisher
17
Room Service
27
The Unexpected Host
62
Just Us Chickens
76
M F K Fisher and BrillatSavarin
94
The Fatherland
103
Popcorn Oxtail Stew
120
The Woman Who Saved the Gare de Lyon
144
Public Transportation in the Twentieth Century
153
Backhanded Compliments
174
Why Me?
186
A Stew or a Story
216
Last House
225
Chronology
233
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