- Dimensions: 9.5" x 6.5"
- “There is a communion of more than our bodies when bread is broken and wine drunk. And that is my answer whenever people ask me, ‘Why do you write about hunger and not wars or love?'” -M.F.K. Fisher
- Proclaimed by W. H. Auden to be “the best prose writer in America,” California native M.F.K. Fisher was a formative voice in reshaping the American understanding of food, viewing it not merely as sustenance, but as a source of transcendent pleasure and spiritual nourishment. “It wasn’t the fish or the duck,” she writes, “It was their experience, the fragrance in our memory, fleeting and indelible.” Her years spent living in France undoubtedly shaped her point of view and inspired her to begin chronicling her epicurean exploits in over 30 books.
- The Art of Eating is a voluptuous exploration of the history of food, from Elizabethan England to ancient Roman lore. It combines 5 complete works in 1 volume, including The Gastronomical Me and How to Cook a Wolf. Sprinkled throughout are personal anecdotes and a hearty helping of reflections on living well. It makes the perfect gift for anyone with an appetite for the good life.
- This 1979 vintage edition is a first printing of Macmillan Publishers, after the book’s initial publication in 1954. It is in very good vintage condition with an original dust jacket, now protected in a plastic sleeve. Please see our detailed photos.
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