Serve It Forth
ISBN10: 0865473692 ISBN13: 9780865473690 Publisher: North Point Pr Published: Apr 1 1989 Pages: 160 Weight: 0.40lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.00" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
In Serve It Forth, her first book, M. F. K. Fisher takes readers on an animated journey through culinary history, beginning with the honey-loving Greeks and the immoderate Romans. Fisher recalls a hunt for snails and truffles with one of the last adepts in that art and recounts how Catherine de Medici, lonely for home cooking, touched off a culinary revolution by bringing Italian chefs to France. Each essay makes clear the absolute firmness of Fisher's taste--contrarian and unique--and her skill at stirring memory and imagination into a potent brew.