With Bold Knife and Fork (Paperback)
Counterpoint LLC, 9781582435817, 339pp.
Publication Date: April 13, 2010
Dishes for every course of every meal can be found here, from the simplest to the most esoteric: tidbits, appetizers, breads, pastries, fish, fowl, meats, soups, vegetables, desserts, and casseroles.
Whether recalling forbidden fruits from her childhood (such as mashed potatoes with catsup), her mother's legendary mustard pickles, or a Caribbean bride singing about peas and rice, each description is flavored with the eloquence, warmth, and wit that became Fisher's hallmark. Among the many admirers Fisher accrued during her illustrious and varied career was W.H. Auden, who said of her, "I do not know of anyone in the United States who writes better prose.
Praise For With Bold Knife and Fork…
Praise for M.F.K. Fisher
"[Fisher] writes as one intelligent adult to anotherpractically, often profoundly, and always beautifully. If eating means more to you than steak drowned in bottled sauces, then she's what you've been looking for." The San Francisco Examiner
"If I were still teaching high school English, I'd use Fisher's books to show how to write simply, how to enjoy food and drink, but, most of all, how to enjoy life. Her books are one feast after another." Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes