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Fisher, M. F. K. (Mary Frances Kennedy) 1908-1992

Works: 439 works in 933 publications in 10 languages and 29,113 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Biographies  Cookbooks  Short stories  Recipes  Anecdotes  Records and correspondence  Prescriptions, formulae, receipts, etc  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Correspondent, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3511.I7428, 641.013
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The art of eating by M. F. K Fisher( Book )

30 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 50 years after M.F.K. Fisher logged her musings and memories on food, love, and life, her nuanced stories still entertain and enlighten. If you haven't yet read Fisher's work, you will thoroughly enjoy discovering its variety, richness, and honesty. If it has been a while since you last delved into her writing, you will be captivated once again. - Cover
Sister Age by M. F. K Fisher( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Moment of wisdom -- Answer in the affirmative -- The weather within -- The unswept emptiness -- Another love story -- The second time around -- the lost, strayed, stolen -- the reunion -- the oldest man -- a question answered -- diplomatic, retired -- mrs. teeter's tomato jar -- a kitchen allegory -- a delayed meeting -- notes on a necessary pact
M.F.K. Fisher's translation of The physiology of taste, or, Meditations on transcendental gastronomy by Brillat-Savarin( Book )

29 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in English and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published in France in 1825 and continuously in print ever since, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin's masterpiece is a historical, philosophical and epicurean collection of recipes, reflections, and anecdotes on everything and anything gastronomical."--Page 4 of cover
The cooking of provincial France by M. F. K Fisher( Book )

9 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the cuisine of the provinces of France and provides many traditional recipes from these regions
The boss dog by M. F. K Fisher( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and French and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles an American mother's year abroad with her two daughters in Aix-en-Provence. Part memoir and part fiction, this adventure is presided over by an aloof and proprietary mongrel, the Boss Dog, who frequents the young family's favorite cafe
As they were by M. F. K Fisher( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This marvelous collection of autobiographical essays by the celebrated, much-adored Fisher covers her life, family, food and adventures
How to cook a wolf by M. F. K Fisher( Book )

23 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M.F.K. Fisher's guide to living happily even in trying times, which was first published during the Second World War in the days of ration cards; includes more than seventy recipes based on food staples and features sections such as "How to Keep Alive" and "How to Comfort Sorrow."
Here let us feast : a book of banquets by M. F. K Fisher( Book )

5 editions published between 1946 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With bold knife and fork by M. F. K Fisher( Book )

20 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author shares her kitchen philosophy and offers advice on preparing appetizers, soups, casseroles, and other dishes
The cooking of provincial France by M. F. K Fisher( Book )

57 editions published between 1968 and 1983 in 5 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French cooking as it has evolved in the provinces is, to a reasonable degree, anyone's to command. Given the intrinsic wish to continue as long as possible, in this chancy world, the rituals of eating in order to live, we can all follow with rare enjoyment the patterns of people who for centuries have managed to subsist on what their nearest hills and brooks and meadows provide for them
Not now but now : a novel by M. F. K Fisher( Book )

15 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Follows the course of Jennie, a willful, wandering woman, a lovely enchantress calculating the havoc caused by her life of danger and license."
The theoretical foot : a novel by M. F. K Fisher( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When her long-time agent and friend Robert Lescher died in 2012, the manuscript of M.F.K. Fisher's unpublished first novel was discovered packed tidily away in one of Lescher's signature red boxes. Following on the success of Serve It Forth and written when she was in her early 30s, the novel employs Fisher's characteristic sharp-eyed wit to sketch themes so outre; they may have seemed too challenging for a proper woman of her time to attempt. Set in the late 1930s,The Theoretical Foot concerns two expat American couples in Europe, tramping from country to country without sanction of marriage, this during an era when cohabitation - to say nothing of a girl's hitchhiking! -- could ruin a respectable woman's reputation for all time. As fascism spreads and war inevitably approaches, the idyll of a beautiful life of love and freedom from convention is also threatened from within, as the man in one of the couples falls gravely ill with a rare circulatory disease. And indeed, Mary Francis Kennedy Fisher and Dillwyn Parrish had been forced to return to Depression-era California where she was struggling to support them with her writing. Parrish - like the character in the story -- was afflicted with Buerger's disease, for which there was only one effective painkiller, unavailable in the States. Faced with unrelieved agony and the threat of serial amputations, Parrish killed himself in August of 1941. Weeks later the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the entire world was engulfed in war. Why this most autobiographical of stories was never published during Fisher's lifetime we cannot know but it may have been that it concerned itself not only with what was considered at that time to be a scandalous, licentious-seeming lifestyle but with a lost and beloved world, the European continent utterly transformed by war. And it may have been that her continued grief over her loss of the man she'd always later describe as her one great love made the book too painful for her to revisit"--
A cordiall water : a garland of odd & old receipts to assuage the ills of man&beast by M. F. K Fisher( Book )

16 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and French and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of odd and old receipts to cure the ills of people and animals
Dubious honors by M. F. K Fisher( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My Paris by Maurice Chevalier( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Serve it forth by M. F. K Fisher( Book )

20 editions published between 1937 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher est aimée et admirée pour son originalité et pour sa fantaisie autant que pour son intelligence et son style. Le poète W H. Auden n'hésita pas à la reconnaître, dès ses débuts, comme "la plus grande styliste de langue anglaise". Elle fut aussi la traductrice en anglais de la Physiologie du goût, de Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. Son oeuvre complète est en cours de traduction. Mille anecdotes aussi divertissantes qu'appétissantes : de la façon dont on maltraite la pomme de terre et comment on peut lui rendre sa dignité ; de la parcimonie gastronomique des Grecs de l'Antiquité, de la gloutonnerie des Romains ; sans oublier les malheureux sans papilles
A stew or a story : an assortment of short works by M.F.K. Fisher by Joan Reardon( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Stew or a Story covers five decades of Fisher's writing for such notable publications as Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Atlantic Monthly, Harper's Bazaar, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Ladies' Home Journal, and Vogue. But collected here also are articles nearly impossible to find from lesser-known, more ephemeral magazines. Essays on people, places, and of course food, mix here with delightful fiction to become a delectable feast."--Jacket
Masters of American cookery--M.F.K. Fisher, James Andrews Beard, Raymond Craig Claiborne, Julia McWilliams Child by Betty Harper Fussell( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gastronomical me by M. F. K Fisher( Book )

11 editions published between 1943 and 2017 in English and French and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

classic of food writing that redefined the genre, The Gastronomical Me is a memoir of travel, love and loss, but above all hunger. In 1929 M.F.K. Fisher left America for France, where she tasted real French cooking for the first time. It inspired a prolific career as a food and travel writer. In The Gastronomical Me Fisher traces the development of her appetite, from her childhood in America to her arrival in Europe, where she embarked on a whole new way of eating, drinking, and living. She recounts unforgettable meals shared with an assortment of eccentric characters, set against a backdrop of mounting pre-war tensions. Here are meals as seductions, educations, diplomacies, and communions, in settings as diverse as a bedsit above a patisserie, a Swiss farm, and cruise liners across oceans. In prose convivial and confiding, Fisher illustrates the art of ordering well, the pleasures of dining alone, and how to eat so you always find nourishment, in both head and heart
Consider the oyster by M. F. K Fisher( Book )

26 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"M.F.K. Fisher, whom John Updike has called our "poet of the appetites," here pays tribute to that most delicate and enigmatic of foods--the oyster. As she tells of oysters found in stews, in soups, roasted, baked, fried, prepared à la Rockefeller or au naturel--and of the pearls sometimes found therein--Fisher describes her mother's joy at encountering oyster loaf in a girls' dorm in he 1890's, recalls her own initiation into the "strange cold succulence" of raw oysters as a young woman in Marseille and Dijon, and explores both the bivalve's famed aphrodisiac properties and its equally notorious gut-wrenching powers. Plumbing the "dreadful but exciting" life of the oyster, Fisher invites readers to share in the comforts and delights that this delicate edible evokes, and enchants us along the way with her characteristically wise and witty prose."
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Alternative Names

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Berne Victoria 1908-1992

Fisher, M. F. K.

Fisher, M.F.K. 1908-1992

Fisher, M. F. K. (Mary Frances Kennedy), 1908-

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Fisher, M. Frances 1908-1992 (Mary Frances)

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Fisher, M. Frances (Mary Frances), 1908-

Fisher, M. Frances (Mary Frances), 1908-1992

Fisher, Mary Frances Kennedy

Fisher, Mary Frances Kennedy 1908-

Fisher, Mary Frances Kennedy 1908-1992

Fisher, Mary Frances Kennedy, b. 1908

Fisher, MFK

Fisher, MFK 1908-1992

Friede, Mary Frances.

Friede, Mary Frances 1908-

Friede Mary Frances 1908-1992

Kennedy Fisher, Mary Frances

Kennedy, Mary Frances Fisher

M. F. K. Fisher Amerikaans auteur (1908-1992)

M. F. K. Fisher écrivain américaine

M. F. K. Fisher escritora estadounidense

M. F. K. Fisher scrittrice statunitense

M. F. K. Fisher US-amerikanische Essayistin

M. F. K. Fisher yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Parrisch, Mary Frances Kennedy

Parrish, Mary Frances.

Parrish, Mary Frances 1908-

Parrish Mary Frances 1908-1992

ام. اف. کی. فیشر نویسنده آمریکایی

ماري كينيدي كاتب أمريكي

피셔, M. F. K. 1908-1992

피셔, 메리 프랜시스 케네디 1908-1992

フィッシャー, M. F. K.

English (334)

French (26)

German (18)

Chinese (11)

Spanish (10)

Danish (5)

Italian (5)

Japanese (1)

Portuguese (1)

Dutch (1)

Sister AgeM.F.K. Fisher's translation of The physiology of taste, or, Meditations on transcendental gastronomyAs they wereHow to cook a wolfHere let us feast : a book of banquetsWith bold knife and forkNot now but now : a novelA cordiall water : a garland of odd & old receipts to assuage the ills of man&beast