Focusing on subjects as varied as the Gare de Lyon, Japanese cooking, her father, California wine, living in Burgundy, Maurice Chevalier, marriage, and aging, these twenty essays constitute a beguiling "commonplace book" of M.F.K. Fisher's observations on life, art, travel, food, and drink.
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M.F.K. Fisher was born in Albion, Michigan, on July 3, 1908. She is the author of numerous books, many of which have become American classics. She died in 1992.Review:
"Despite its self-effacing title, Dubious Honors shows one of America's finest and most esteemed writers about food at her reliable best. This is a beguiling collection.... Dubious Honors cuts yet another sparkling facet in the gemlike prose of M.F.K. Fisher's lustrous career." -- New York Times Book Review
"Dubious Honors provides devotees with new stories and fond memories, newcomers with an introduction to this remarkable writer's oeuvre." -- The Baltimore Sun
"Fisher's essence is love of food and love of other lovers of food, and that comes through clearly and delightfully." -- Philadelphia Inquirer
"M.F.K. Fisher ... brings onstage a peach or a brace of quail and shows us history, cities, fantasies, memories, emotions." -- Patricia Storace, The New York Review of Books
"M.F.K. Fisher is our greatest food writer because she puts food in the mount, the mind and the imagination all at the same time. Beyond the gastronomical bravura, she is a passionate woman; food is her metaphor." -- Shana Alexander
"Mrs. Fisher speaks her mind, and never stops applying high standards of judgment to the books she is ostensibly recommending." -- Wall Street Journal
"Poet of the appetites." -- John Updike
"She writes about fleeting tastes and feasts vividly, excitingly, sensuously, exquisitely. There is almost a wicked thrill in following her uninhibited track through the glories of the good life." -- James Beard
"She writes about food as others do about love, but rather better." -- Clifton Fadiman
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