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Summer Reading: The Gastronomical Me

The genre of food-based autobiographies might not exist if it wasn't for MFK Fisher. In 1932 MFK (Mary Frances Kennedy) was inspired by an Elizabethan cookbook and set out writing essays about her own cooking. At the urging of a friend (who later became her second husband), she published her first book, Serve it Forth, in 1937. It was well received and unlike other women writers, many critics assumed it was written by a man.

Once her first tome was published, her career as a food-writer began. During her life she wrote over 20 books and essays, most of which are primarily about food, food prep, history and culture.

When I first became interested in the world of food, everyone highly recommended books by MFK Fisher. Her prose moves so smoothly and her ability to spin tales about food, travel and life is often considered unmatched. So whether you begin with Serve it Forth, her classic The Art of Eating, or her autobiography The Gastronomical Me, you should really take time out of your busy schedule to savor as many of her words as you can.

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laurafox laurafox 9 years
I love these book recommendations! Keep 'em coming!
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Never heard of her. I might have to check this out!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
how interesting! i'll have to remember this woman
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