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AN EXTRAVAGANT HUNGER: The Passionate Years of M.F.K. Fisher (Signed First Edition)

Zimmerman, Anne

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ISBN 10: 1582435464 / ISBN 13: 9781582435466
Published by Counterpoint, 2011
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Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint(2011). First edition. Second printing. Hardcover. New/New. A pristine unread copy. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Comes with mylar cover dust jacket. Purchased new and never opened except for author signing. Shipped in well padded box. Smoke-free shop. Appears to be reverse bound, that is, the spine is upside down. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 05-2011-POW2

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Title: AN EXTRAVAGANT HUNGER: The Passionate Years ...

Publisher: Counterpoint

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition....

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America's preeminent food writer and culinary grande dame, M.F.K. Fisher has influenced today's finest chefs, culinary writers, and legions of rabid readers and eaters.

Fisher's career began in the 1930s and spanned decades, her glittering prose blending musings on food, love, sex, and the pleasures of eating well and reveling in the senses. With her dozens of books including Serve it Forth, Consider the Oyster, How to Cook a Wolf and The
Gastronomical Me, she  pioneered an entirely new sensibility, daring to suggest that food be enjoyed sensually. In this age of celebrity chefs and "reality" food programming, her essays return the conversation to the simple, often intensely personal experience of food and dining--whether it's a five-course affair or the mysteries of the fried egg sandwich.

An Extravagant Hunger: The Passionate Years of M.F.K. Fisher, through painstaking research and her private papers and correspondence, traces Fisher's own appetites -- both professional and private.

We see how she birthed the genre of food writing. We follow her unhappy first marriage, travels through Europe, the United States, and Mexico ... to the suicide of her great love, and later, her brother. The complete saga, a story never fully told in M.F.K. Fisher's autobiographical work, describes the sometimes turbulent, always passionate intersection of food and personal desire.

Anne Zimmerman keeps her voracious appetite filled in the city of San Francisco where she lives and writes about food and wine.

About the Author:

Anne Zimmerman keeps her voracious appetite filled in the city of San Francisco where she lives and writes about food and wine.

She was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, attended Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, and received a Master's degree from San Diego State University. A West Coast girl, she's lived in Portland, Seattle, and San Diego.

When not writing, she scours the internet and flip through my piles of cookbooks and past Gourmet Magazines, making lists of things to cook and bake. She insists on reading the printed version of the New York Times whenever possible, and she always sends thank-you notes.

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