Physiology of Taste Or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy
List Price: $29.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
A culinary classic on the joys of the tablewritten by the gourmand who so famously stated, "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are"in a handsome new edition of M. F. K. Fisher's distinguished translation and with a new introduction by Bill Buford. First published in France in 1825 and continuously in print ever since,The Physiology of Tasteis a historical, philosophical, and ultimately Epicurean collection of recipes, reflections, and anecdotes on everything and anything gastronomical. Brillat-Savarin, who spent his days eating through the famed food capital of Dijon, lent a shrewd, exuberant, and comically witty voice to culinary matters that still resonate today: the rise More...
Born July 3, 1908, in Albion, Michigan, M.F.K Fisher was raised primarily in Whittier, California, where she enjoyed cooking meals for her family. Encouraged in literary pursuits by her parents, she combined her favorite pastimes-cooking and writing-and began writing about cooking as early as 1929 when she moved to Dijon, France, with her first husband, Alfred Fisher. Fisher was educated at Illinois College, Occidental College, the University of California at Los Angeles, and the University of Dijon. She has written under the names Mary Frances Parrish, Victoria Bern, and Victoria Berne. A prolific author, her work is primarily autobiography and memoir. Her long list of publications More...
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