M. F. K. Fisher (1908-1992) is the author of numerous books of essays and reminiscences, many of which have become American classics.
"I do not know of any one in the United States who writes better prose." --W.H. Auden "Poet of the appetites." --John Updike "She writes about fleeting tastes and feasts vividly, excitingly, sensuously, exquisitely. There is almost a wicked thrill in following her uninhibited track through the glories of the good life." --James Beard "She writes about food as others do about love, but rather better." --Clifton Fadiman "M.F.K. Fisher ... brings onstage a peach or a brace of quail and shows us history, cities, fantasies, memories, emotions." --Patricia Storace, The New York Review of Books "M.F.K. Fisher is our greatest food writer because she puts food in the mount, the mind and the imagination all at the same time. Beyond the gastronomical bravura, she is a passionate woman; food is her metaphor." --Shana Alexander