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(Food Writing) Fisher, M.F.K. Serve it Forth.


Jacket. First Edition. NY: Harper & Bros., [1937].

The scarce first edition of Fisher's first book. M. F. K. Fisher takes readers on an animated journey through culinary history, beginning with the honey-loving Greeks and the immoderate Romans. Fisher recalls a hunt for snails and truffles with one of the last adepts in that art and recounts how Catherine de Medici, lonely for home cooking, touched off a culinary revolution by bringing Italian chefs to France. Each essay makes clear the absolute firmness of Fisher's taste--contrarian and unique--and her skill at stirring memory and imagination into a potent brew. 2" piece of jacket lacking from upper front hinge, as well as one lacking at lower corner of front panel, long tear along front jacket panel hinge, a few other short tears to extremities, else good and bright. 

Pieces of jacket lacking from upper spine and upper & lower jacket panels, some creasing and short tears to rear jacket panel (with small piece of tape to verso of lower one), usual irregular fading to cloth due to binder's glue, still very good and bright.