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M. F. K. Fisher

Fisher’s Foodie Thoughts

“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.”

Here the prolific culinary writer M. F. K. Fisher answers why she writes about food. I have the fat tome The Art of Eating by my bed and read an essay every now and then. The collection includes her first book Serve it Forth (published in 1937) and her thoughts on food from oysters, eggs to vegetables. Fisher was a top-notch essayist, weaving in her thoughts about the history and culture of food. Her sentence structure is sophisticated and sensual. Foodies and writers will appreciate her.

If you’re not familiar with Fisher, I recommend any of her essays with a cool glass of wine.