M. F. K. Fisher

M. F. K. Fisher

Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher (July 3, 1908 – June 22, 1992) was a preeminent American food writer. She was also a founder of the Napa Valley Wine Library. She wrote some 27 books, including a translation of The Physiology of Taste by Brillat-Savarin. Two volumes of her journals and correspondence came out shortly before her death in 1992. Her first book, Serve it Forth, was published in 1937. Her books are an amalgam of food literature, travel and memoir. Fisher believed that eating well was just one of the "arts of life" and explored this in her writing. W. H. Auden once remarked: "I do not know of anyone in the United States who writes better prose."

Read more about M. F. K. FisherEarly Life, Dijon: 1928 - 1932, California: 1932 - 1938, Vevey: 1936 - 1939, California and Provence: 1939 - 1955, St Helena, CA: 1955 - 1970, Last House, Glen Ellen, CA: 1970 - 1992, Death, Books

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    Our family talked a lot at table, and only two subjects were taboo: politics and personal troubles. The first was sternly avoided because Father ran a nonpartisan daily in a small town, with some success, and did not wish to express his own opinions in public, even when in private.
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