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M. F. K. Fisher
(1908-1992) born on
Jul 03
US culinary expert, author. She was best known for her writings on basic human needs, especially food: "The Art of Eating," 1954.
         
   
F
When a man is small, he loves and hates food with a ferocity which soon dims. But at six years old his very bowels will heave when such a dish as creamed carrots or cold tapioca appears before him.

R
When I write of hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and warmth and the love of it . . . and it is all one.
A
For anyone addicted to reading commonplace books . . . finding a good new one is much like enduring a familiar recurrence of malaria, with fever, fits of shaking, strange dreams . . . .
N
. . . gastronomical perfection can be reached in these combinations: one person dining alone, usually upon a couch or a hill side; two people, of no matter what sex or age, dining in a good restaurant; six people . . . dining in a good home.
K
Central heating, French rubber goods, and cookbooks are three amazing proofs of man's ingenuity in transforming necessity into art, and of these, cookbooks are perhaps most lastingly delightful.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Interview 3 Nov 1978.
R: When asked why she wrote about eating and drinking, from her 1943 book "The Gastronomical Me;" quoted in "Time," 16 May 1983.
A: Preface to a book by Robert Grabhorn, 1988.
N: "An Alphabet for Gourmets," "From A to Z" chapter, 1949.
K: "Serve it Forth," ch. 4, 1937.
   


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