Serve It Forth (Paperback)
North Point Press, 9780865473690, 146pp.
Publication Date: September 18, 2002
In" Serve It Forth," her first book, M. F. K. Fisher takes readers on an animated journey through culinary history, beginning with the honey-loving Greeks and the immoderate Romans. Fisher recalls a hunt for snails and truffles with one of the last adepts in that art and recounts how Catherine de Medici, lonely for home cooking, touched off a culinary revolution by bringing Italian chefs to France. Each essay makes clear the absolute firmness of Fisher's taste--contrarian and unique--and her skill at stirring memory and imagination into a potent brew.
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Praise For Serve It Forth…
"The best prose writer in America." --W.H. Auden
"She writes about food as others do about love, but rather better."--Clifton Fadiman
"Poet of the appetites."--John Updike
"A monument."--Julia Child
"One of the world's finest food writers and, in the eyes of many, the grand dame of gastronomy."--James Villas
"M.F.K. Fisher ... brings onstage a peach or a brace of quail and shows us history, cities, fantasies, memories, emotions."--Patricia Storace, The New York Review of Books
"One of my great heroes."--Jacques Pepin
"A delightful book. It is erudite and witty and experienced and young."--The New York Times Book Review