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(Food Writing) Fisher, M.F.K. An Alphabet for Gourmets.


Illus. with drawings by Marvin Bileck. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Viking Press, 1949.

In Alphabet for Gourmets, M.F.K. Fisher arranges a selection of her essays in a whimsical way that reveals the breadth and depth of her passion. From A for (dining) alone to Z for Zakuski, "a Russian hors d'oeuvre," Fisher alights on both longtime obsessions and idiosyncratic digressions. As usual, she liberates her readers from caution and slavish adherence to culinary tradition-- and salts her writings with a healthy dose of humor. Faint sunning to jacket spine and rubbing to spine ends, else very good.