As They Were

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 16, 2011 - Literary Collections - 272 pages
This marvelous collection of autobiographical essays by the celebrated, much-adored Fisher covers her life, family, food and adventures.
 

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M.F.K. Fisher is wonderful to read - there is something about the pace of her writing that makes you feel like you are walking along side an old friend and having a satisfyingly meandering conversation..... Read full review

Contents

Prejudice Hate and the First World War
13
The Flame and the Ash Thereof
70
Two Kitchens in Provence
89
A Mission Accomplished
120
Arles
147
The Changeover
227
Nowhere but Here
251
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M. F. K. Fisher was one of the great food writers of the twentieth century. Born in 1908 in Albion, Michigan, she grew up in Whittier, California, and was educated at Illinois College, Occidental College, UCLA, and the University of Dijon in France. Fisher travelled to and lived in Europe throughout her adult life. The author of numerous books, magazine articles, novels, and a translation of Brillat-Savarin’s The Physiology of Taste, she is best remembered for her gastronomical works and the autobiographical nature of her writings about people, places, and food. Fisher died in 1992.

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