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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.
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M.F.K. Fisher is the author of numerous books of essays and reminiscences, many of which have become American classics.

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"Since Mrs. Fisher wrote [An Alphabet for Gourmets], naturally it is witty, pungent and highly civilized, but also it has a special charm...It not only guides and titillates; it warms." --Rex Stout, The New York Times Book Review"Full of sound counsel, shrewd observation, luscious memories of dinners eaten and wines drunk, and a lot of common sense spiced with personal recollection. It's a good mixture." --J.H. Jackson, San Francisco Chronicle"Entertaining and knowledgeable." --The New Yorker Since Mrs. Fisher wrote ["An Alphabet for Gourmets"], naturally it is witty, pungent and highly civilized, but also it has a special charm...It not only guides and titillates; it warms. "Rex Stout, The New York Times Book Review" Full of sound counsel, shrewd observation, luscious memories of dinners eaten and wines drunk, and a lot of common sense spiced with personal recollection. It's a good mixture. "J.H. Jackson, San Francisco Chronicle" Entertaining and knowledgeable. "The New Yorker"" "Since Mrs. Fisher wrote ["An Alphabet for Gourmets"], naturally it is witty, pungent and highly civilized, but also it has a special charm...It not only guides and titillates; it warms."--Rex Stout, "The New York Times Book Review" "Full of sound counsel, shrewd observation, luscious memories of dinners eaten and wines drunk, and a lot of common sense spiced with personal recollection. It's a good mixture."-- J.H. Jackson, "San Francisco Chronicle" "Entertaining and knowledgeable."--"The New Yorker" "Since Mrs. Fisher wrote [ An Alphabet for Gourmets ], naturally it is witty, pungent and highly civilized, but also it has a special charm...It not only guides and titillates; it warms."--Rex Stout, The New York Times Book Review "Full of sound counsel, shrewd observation, luscious memories of dinners eaten and wines drunk, and a lot of common sense spiced with personal recollection. It's a good mixture."-- J.H. Jackson, San Francisco Chronicle "Entertaining and knowledgeable."-- The New Yorker "Since Mrs. Fisher wrote �"An Alphabet for Gourmets"�, naturally it is witty, pungent and highly civilized, but also it has a special charm...It not only guides and titillates; it warms."--Rex Stout, "The New York Times Book Review" "Full of sound counsel, shrewd observation, luscious memories of dinners eaten and wines drunk, and a lot of common sense spiced with personal recollection. It's a good mixture."-- J.H. Jackson, "San Francisco Chronicle" "Entertaining and knowledgeable."--"The New Yorker"

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