M.F.K. Fisher





M.F.K. Fisher

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born
in Albion, Michigan, The United States
July 03, 1908

died
July 22, 1992

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Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher was a prolific and well-respected writer, writing more than 20 books during her lifetime and also publishing two volumes of journals and correspondence shortly before her death in 1992. Her first book, Serve it Forth, was published in 1937. Her books deal primarily with food, considering it from many aspects: preparation, natural history, culture, and philosophy. Fisher believed that eating well was just one of the "arts of life" and explored the art of living as a secondary theme in her writing. Her style and pacing are noted elements of her short stories and essays.



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Serve It Forth
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More books by M.F.K. Fisher…
“Probably one of the most private things in the world is an egg before it is broken.”
M.F.K. Fisher
tags: egg, food

“It seems to me that our three basic needs, for food and security and love, are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others. So it happens that when I write of hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and warmth and the love of it and the hunger for it… and then the warmth and richness and fine reality of hunger satisfied… and it is all one.”
M.F.K. Fisher, The Art of Eating: 50th Anniversary Edition

“Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.”
M.F.K. Fisher
tags: food

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