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

Works: 437 works in 924 publications in 10 languages and 29,183 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Biographies  Cookbooks  Short stories  Recipes  Anecdotes  Records and correspondence  Prescriptions, formulae, receipts, etc  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Correspondent, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3511.I7428, 641.092
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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 1,572 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 1,365 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
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 1,236 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 1,130 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 857 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 667 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 )

24 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 612 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 )

4 editions published between 1946 and 1986 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 527 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 )

49 editions published between 1968 and 1983 in 4 languages and held by 451 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 437 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."
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 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of odd and old receipts to cure the ills of people and animals
The theoretical foot : a novel by M. F. K Fisher( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 393 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"--
Dubious honors by M. F. K Fisher( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My Paris by Maurice Chevalier( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 367 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 363 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 357 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 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Funk & Wagnalls cook's and diner's dictionary : a lexicon of food, wine, and culinary terms( Book )

2 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

In 1929, a newly married M.F.K. Fisher said goodbye to a milquetoast American culinary upbringing and sailed with her husband to Dijon, where she tasted real French cooking for the first time. The Gastronomical Me is a chronicle of her passionate embrace of a whole new way of eating, drinking, and celebrating the senses. As she recounts memorable meals shared with an assortment of eccentric and fascinating characters, set against a backdrop of mounting pre-war tensions, we witness the formation not only of her taste but of her character and her prodigious talent
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The art of eating
Alternative Names

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Berne, Victoria

Berne Victoria 1908-1992

Fisher, M. F. K.

Fisher, M.F.K. 1908-1992

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

Fisher, M. Frances.

Fisher, M. Frances 1908-

Fisher, M. Frances 1908-1992

Fisher, M. Frances (Mary Frances)

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 (328)

French (20)

German (19)

Chinese (13)

Spanish (10)

Danish (5)

Italian (5)

Japanese (2)

Portuguese (1)

Dutch (1)

Sister AgeThe physiology of taste : or, Meditations on transcendental gastronomy.As 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