M. F. K. Fisher biography

M. F. K. Fisher

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1908 – 1992

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Who was M. F. K. Fisher?

Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher was a preeminent American food writer. She was also a founder of the Napa Valley Wine Library. She wrote some 27 books, including a translation of The Physiology of Taste by Brillat-Savarin. Two volumes of her journals and correspondence came out shortly before her death in 1992. Her first book, Serve it Forth, was published in 1937. Her books are an amalgam of food literature, travel and memoir. Fisher believed that eating well was just one of the "arts of life" and explored this in her writing. W. H. Auden once remarked: "I do not know of anyone in the United States who writes better prose."

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Born
Jul 3, 1908
Albion
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Occidental College
  • San Diego State University
Lived in
  • Michigan
Died
Jun 22, 1992
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on July 23, 2013

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