The Art of Eating

The Art of Eating

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RUTH REICHL qMary Frances [Fisher] has the extraordinary ability to make the ordinary seem rich and wonderful. Her dignity comes from her absolute insistence on appreciating life as it comes to her.q JULIA CHILD qHow wonderful to have here in my hands the essence of M.F.K. Fisher, whose wit and fulsome opinions on food and those who produce it, comment upon it, and consume it are as apt today as they were several decades ago, when she composed them. Why did she choose food and hunger she was asked, and she replied, 'When I write about hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and warmth, and the love of it . . . and then the warmth and richness and fine reality of hunger satisfied.' This is the stuff we need to hear, and to hear again and again.q ALCIE WATERS qThis comprehensive volume should be required reading for every cook. It defines in a sensual and beautiful way the vital relationship between food and culture.qaquot;And in How To Cook A Wolf, there are dozens of cooking tips, including a great one for purifying and saving cooking fat. ... It is a cooking manual written from the perspective of a woman in the know, not a woman discoveringa€”and not the woman who let us in ... She was not leaning into her oven, sweating as she chopped onions, licking her fingers, wishing her husband would stop standing in her way.

Title:The Art of Eating
Author:Joan Reardon, M.F.K. Fisher
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2014-05-06


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