Love in a Dish and Other Pieces Paperback
Part of the Penguin Great Food series
M.F.K. Fisher's personal, intimate culinary essays are well-loved American classics, combining recipes with her anecdotes, reminiscences, cultural observations and passionate storytelling.
Auden, Fisher saw eating as inextricably bound up with living well.
Whether reflecting on an epic lunch served by a fanatical waitress, the life-giving properties of wine, quails whose glorious smell 'would rouse Lazarus' or how the love of food can save a marriage, each piece is a perfectly-crafted work of art.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 128 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 07/04/2011
- Category: Cookery / food & drink etc
- ISBN: 9780241952153
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Review by Anne_Green
Described as "personal, intimate culinary essays" this small collection has been compiled from several of the author's other books as part of the Penguin "Great Food" series.It shines with MFK Fisher's infectious enthusiasm and passion for life and the pleasures of the table. In it she combines anecdotes, reminiscences, personal memoir and cultural observations. She's been described as the greatest American prose writer. Her prose is indeed lyrical and very literary in style, although it does come across as a little old fashioned now. That however doesn't detract from the delight of these essays. One I particularly loved was "Once a Tramp ..." in which she discusses food cravings and confesses to two of her own, to which she is hopelessly but unrepentantly addicted. As a taste of her unique style and insights into the pleasures of the table, this little book is a wonderful introduction.