Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher

(1908_1992 / Albion, Michigan)

Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher Quotes

  • ''I can no more think of my own life without thinking of wine and wines and where they grew for me and why I drank them when I did and why I picked the grapes and where I opened the oldest procurable bottles, and all that, than I can remember living before I breathed.''
    M.F.K. Fisher (1908-1992), U.S. culinary writer and autobiographer. The Book of California Wine, Preface (1984).
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  • ''People ask me: "Why do you write about food, and eating, and drinking? Why don't you write about the struggle for power and security, and about love, the way the others do?"... The easiest answer is to say that, like most other humans, I am hungry.''
    M.F.K. Fisher (1908-1992), U.S. culinary writer and autobiographer. The Gastronomical Me, Foreword (1943).
  • ''... living out of sight of any shore does rich and powerfully strange things to humans.''
    M.F.K. Fisher (1908-1992), U.S. author. The Gastronomical Me, "Sea Change" chapter (1943).
  • ''There is a communion of more than our bodies when bread is broken and wine drunk.''
    M.F.K. Fisher (1908-1992), U.S. culinary writer and autobiographer. The Gastronomical Me, Foreword (1943).
  • ''Wine and cheese are ageless companions, like aspirin and aches, or June and moon, or good people and noble ventures ...''
    M.F.K. Fisher (1908-1992), U.S. culinary writer and autobiographer. Vin et Fromage, Introduction (1981). In English, the title of this book (which was written and published in the United States) is "Wine and Cheese." The book's authors are Marylou Scavarda and Kate Sater.

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