The M.F.K. Fisher Book Club


The M.F.K. Fisher Book Club

In 2019, We'll read legendary food writer M.F.K. Fisher's food history and cookbooks throughout 2018. The more adventurous ones of us will try cooking her recipes and post photos of the results! We'll learn a lot about history and food history and cooking along the way.

Members: 8
Latest Activity: Dec 18, 2018

Reading Schedule

January 2019: Serve it Forth (1937)

February 2019: Consider the Oyster (1941)

March 2019: How to Cook a Wolf (1942)

April 2019: The Gastronomical Me (1943)

May 2019: Here Let Us Feast: A Book of Banquets (1946)

June 2019: An Alphabet for Gourmets (1949)

July 2019: A Cordiall Water: A Garland of Odd & Old Receipts to Assuage the Ills of Man or Beast (1961)

August 2019: With Bold Knife and Fork (1969)

September 2019: As They Were (1982)

October 2019: Long Ago in France: The Years in Dijon (1991)

November 2019: To Begin Again: Stories and Memoirs (1992)

December 2019: Stay Me, Oh Comfort Me: Journals and Stories (1993)

Discussion Forum

Consider the Oyster: Love and Death Among the Molluscs

Comments on the first chapter of this 1941 book!Continue

Started by Carrie Campbell Feb 6, 2018.

Serve it Forth: Greek Honey and the Hon-Zo discussion 3 Replies

I'd never heard of this ancient Chinese cookbook! Can't find anything about it online either - did she make this part up? She misspelled the name of the Chinese emperor, Shennong…Continue

Started by Carrie Campbell. Last reply by Renee B. Jan 27, 2018.

Serve it Forth: The Curious Nose

Aah, an entire essay on cookbooks! I really enjoyed reading this chapter in particular. She was a little.. dare I say.. snotty in this chapter?People she mentioned in this essay:Escoffier…Continue

Started by Carrie Campbell Jan 22, 2018.

Discussion: Serve it Forth :When a Man is Small 2 Replies

The chapter begins, "When a man is small, he loves and hates food with a ferocity which soon dims."Anyone who has babysat, nannied or raised children can probably laugh along with me as I read "At…Continue

Started by Carrie Campbell. Last reply by Carrie Campbell Jan 22, 2018.

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