Here Let Us Feast (eBook)
A Book Of Banquets
Sobre o livro
M.F.K. Fisher, legend of culinary writing, lays out a banquet of the gastronomical prose that most inspired hernow with a new introduction by Betty Fussell, the author ofEat, Live, Love, Die, a legend in her own right
"M.F.K Fishers latest excursion into the art or science of gastronomy is more an anthology of the finest writing on the subject than strictly a text of her own composition . . . A royal feast, indeed!"The New York Times
Betty Fussellwinner of the James Beard Foundations journalism award, and whose essays on food, travel, and the arts have appeared inThe New York Times,The New Yorker,Saveur, andVogueis the perfect writer to introduce M.F.K FishersHere Let Us Feast, first published in 1946. The author ofEat, Live, Love, Die has penned a brilliant introduction to this fabulous anthology of gastronomic writing, selected and with commentary from the inimitable M.F.K. Fisher.
The celebrated author of such books asThe Art of Eating,The Cooking of Provincial France, andWith Bold Knife and Fork, Fisher knows how to prepare a feast of reading as no other. Excerpting descriptions of bountiful meals from classic works of British and American literature, Fisher weaves them into a profound discussion of feasting.
She also traces gluttony through the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, and claims that the story of a nation's life is charted by its gastronomy. M.F.K. Fisher has arranged everything perfectly, and the result is a succession of unforgettable courses that will entice the most reluctant epicure.