An Alphabet for Gourmets
By M.F.K Fisher
2022 • Daunt Books
From A for (dining) Alone to Z for Zakuski, (a Russian hors d'oeuvre), An Alphabet for Gourmets is an anthology of food essays by the incomparable M. F. K.
Fisher, alighting on long-time obsessions and idiosyncratic digressions to wholly charming effect. Admired by W. H.
Auden as one of the greatest American writers, M. F. K Fisher never focuses on just the food set before her.
Instead, with unfailingly elegant prose, an eye for evocative detail and a knack for sharp-edged wit, she draws us in to the whole experience: from the company to the setting, from the preparation to the scraped-clean plate. She liberates her readers from caution, sweeps away adherence to culinary tradition, and celebrates cooking, eating and dining in all its guises. Evocative, thoughtful, with a light touch and a wry humour, these essays illustrate with captivating ease why M.
F. K. Fisher has become one of the most beloved and admired food writers of the twentieth century.
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