Quotations From M.F.K FISHER
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[Bachelors'] approach to gastronomy is basically sexual, since few of them under seventy-nine will bother to produce a good meal unless it is for a pretty woman.M.F.K. Fisher (1908-1992), U.S. author and food expert. An Alphabet for Gourmets, "B is for Bachelors" chapter (1949).
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The things men come to eat when they are alone are, I suppose, not much stranger than the men themselves.... A writer years ago told me of living for five months on hen mash.M.F.K. Fisher (1908-1992), U.S. author and food expert. An Alphabet for Gourmets, "M is for Monastic" chapter (1949).
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Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.M.F.K. Fisher (1908-1992), U.S. culinary writer. "A Is for Dining Alone," An Alphabet for Gourmets (1949).
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War is a beastly business, it is true, but one proof we are human is our ability to learn, even from it, how better to exist.M.F.K. Fisher (1908-1992), U.S. culinary writer and autobiographer. How to Cook a Wolf, rev. ed., Introduction to the Revised Edition (1951). The first edition of this book had been published in 1942, when World War II was still in progress.
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I believe that one of the most dignified ways we are capable of, to assert and then reassert our dignity in the face of poverty and war's fears and pains, is to nourish ourselves with all possible skill, delicacy, and ever-increasing enjoyment.M.F.K. Fisher (1908-1992), U.S. author and food expert. How to Cook a Wolf, Conclusion (1942).
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