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Love in a Dish... and Other Culinary Delights

M. F. K. Fisher, Anne Zimmerman (Notes by)


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A collection of essays on food, love, and guilty pleasures from the pioneering culinary writer whose delightful prose offers "one feast after another" (Frank McCourt).

Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher is hailed as one of America's preeminent writers about gastronomy, but her work reaches far beyond the limits of that genre. Whether the subject of her fancy is the lowly, unassuming potato or the love life of that aphrodisiac mollusk the oyster, she explores the complexities of the world with an all-consuming curiosity. In this collection of some of her finest works, Fisher demonstrates a palette well-trained not only in gastronomical masterpieces, but in life's best pleasures as well.

Love in a Dish . . . and Other Culinary Delights is nothing less than an instruction manual on how to live, eat, and love. Compiled by the prolific researcher and culinary enthusiast Anne Zimmerman, these essays celebrate our lustful appetites, as in "Once a Tramp, Always . . ." and "Love in a Dish."

Praise For Love in a Dish... and Other Culinary Delights

Praise for Love in a Dish . . . and Other Culinary Delights by M.F.K. Fisher

"Fisher was scarcely the first writer to connect the pleasures of food and sex, but she is among the cleverest to do so." Booklist

Counterpoint LLC, 9781582437415, 108pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2011

About the Author

Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher, as M F. K. Fisher was the preeminent American food writer. She wrote thirty-three books, including a translation of The Physiology of Taste by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. Her first book, Serve It Forth, was published in 1937. Fisher's books are an amalgam of food literature, travel, and memoir. Anne Zimmerman was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. She holds a BA from Linfield College and an MA from San Diego State, where her thesis was a biographical study of the life of M. F. K. Fisher. She has spent extensive time researching Fisher at the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe College and is a food enthusiast and contributor to She lives in San Francisco, California.