M.F.K. Fisher, With Bold Knife & Fork, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, NY, 1969, 1st – Book Club Edition, 318 including index, VERY GOOD+/FAIR. Pages are tight and clean, with minor edge smudge. Spine is tight. Dust jacket has a portion of top, front cover missing. Sunning to hardboard underneath. Rust paper covered boards.
With Bold Knife & Fork
M.F.K. Fisher, the woman who elevated food writing to an art is at her best in this mouthwatering collection of memoirs and recipes. Boldly confessing her prejudices and her passions, she includes more than 140 recipes. Dishes for every course of every meal can be found here, from the simplest to the most esoteric: tidbits, appetizers, breads, pastries, fish, fowl, meats, soups, vegetables, desserts, and casseroles. Whether recalling forbidden fruits from her childhood (such as mashed potatoes with catsup), her mother’s legendary mustard pickles, or a Caribbean bride singing about peas and rice, each description is flavored with the eloquence, warmth, and wit that became Fisher’s hallmark.The index allows the recipes to be easily located. Among the many admirers Fisher accrued during her illustrious and varied career was W.H. Auden, who said of her, “I do not know of anyone in the United States who writes better prose.”