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Fried walleye & cherry pie : midwestern writers on food

by:Wolff, Peggy

With its corn by the acre, beef on the hoof, Quaker Oats, and Kraft Mac n' Cheese, the Midwest eats pretty well and feeds the nation on the side. But there's more to the midwestern kitchen and palate than the farm food and sizable portions the region is best known for beyond its borders. It is to these heartland specialties, from the heartwarming to the downright weird, that Fried Walleye and Cherry Pie invites the reader. The volume brings to the table an illustrious gathering of thirty midwestern writers with something to say about the gustatory pleasures and peculiarities of the region.

Editions:5  Date:2013  Genre(s):Anecdotes, Trivia and miscellanea, Cookbooks, Cookbooks


The world of Little house

by:Collins, Carolyn Strom

A compendium of biographical and historical anecdotes, recipes, activities, and crafts from the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her nine Little House books.

Editions:10  Date:1996 - 2015  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Biography, Biographies, Literature, Biographies


Blue plate special : an autobiography of my appetites

by:Christensen, Kate, 1962-

"In the tradition of M.F.K. Fisher, Laurie Colwin, and Ruth Reichl, [this book] is a narrative in which food--eating it, cooking it, reflecting on it--becomes the vehicle for unpacking a life. Christensen explores her history of hunger--not just for food but for love and confidence and a sense of belonging--with a profound honesty, starting with her unorthodox childhood in 1960s Berkeley as the daughter of a mercurial legal activist who ruled the house with his fists"--Dust jacket flap.

Editions:7  Date:2013  Genre(s):Biography, Autobiographies, Autobiographies, Anecdotes


The New great American writers cookbook

by:Wells, Dean Faulkner

This all new collection features 150 recipes that range from peanut butter sandwiches to eggplant caviar, with dishes and anecdotes offered by writers of every imaginable stripe, ethnicity, region, and culture in America. Emphasizes contemporary Southern writers.

Editions:8  Date:2003 - 2012  Genre(s):Anecdotes, Anecdotes


As they were

by:Fisher, M. F. K. (Mary Frances Kennedy), 1908-1992

...In AS THEY WERE she has collected a number of essays - she calls them reports - into an informal autobiography that wanders from Whittier, California, to the south of France.

Editions:8  Date:1982 - 2011  Genre(s):Anecdotes, Biography


An extravagant hunger : the passionate years of M.F.K. Fisher

by:Zimmerman, Anne

In An Extravagant Hunger, time slows and is relished, and the turning points and casual strolls of M.F.K. Fisher's life are unwrapped and savored. From the Berengaria that washed her across the sea to France in 1929, to Le Paquis, the Swiss estate that later provided a backdrop for some of the most idyllic and fleeting moments of her life, the stories of Fisher's love for food and her love for family and men are meticulously researched and exquisitely captured in this book. Exploring Fisher's lonely and formative time in Europe with her first husband; her subsequent divorce and re-marriage to.

Editions:4  Date:2011 - 2012  Genre(s):Biography, Biographies, Biographies


Kitchen confidential : adventures in the culinary underbelly

by:Bourdain, Anthony

"In 1999, The New Yorker published Chef Bourdain's shocking, 'Don't Eat Before Reading This.' Bourdain spared no one's appetite when he told all about what happens behind the kitchen door. Bourdain uses the same 'take-no-prisoners' attitude in his deliciously funny and shockingly delectable book, sure to delight gourmands and philistines alike. From Bourdain's first oyster in the Gironde, to his lowly position as a dishwasher in a honky-tonk fish restaurant in Provincetown (where he witnesses for the first time the real delights of being a chef); from the kitchen of the Rainbow Room atop Rockefeller Center, to drug dealers in the East Village, from Tokyo to Paris and back to New York again, Bourdain's tales of the kitchen are as passionate as they are unpredictable. Kitchen Confidential will make your mouth water while your belly aches with laughter. You'll beg the chef for more, please."--Container.

Editions:30  Date:2000 - 2018  Genre(s):Biography, History


To begin again : stories and memoirs, 1908-1929

by:Fisher, M. F. K. (Mary Frances Kennedy), 1908-1992

"I have never seen any reason to be dull," writes M.F.K. Fisher in To Begin Again, "and since I was less than four I have enjoyed entertaining and occasionally startling anyone who may be listening." From those first stories told at the family dinner table she has continued to startle and entertain new generations of readers over the decades of her long and interesting life. She ostensibly writes about food, but while doing so Fisher created a genre, another way to talk passionately about all the hungers and satisfactions of the human heart. W.H. Auden called her "the best prose writer in America." Throughout her career Fisher made it a practice to circle back, returning often to her past in memoirs, stories, and journals. Less interested in the facts, perhaps, than in the truth that lies behind them, To Begin Again provides us with a new portrait of her early years, from her family's migration to California in 1912 to her first marriage in 1929. Some pieces were written as early as 1927, some as recently as 1990. All are suffused with her trademark wit, intelligence, and insight. Fisher speaks here of the people and events which first shaped her finely tuned and lasting appetites. During these years of "learning to live well gastronomically" she spent several rugged summers with Aunt Gwen, catching and frying fresh rock bass, carrying fried-egg sandwiches "greasily in our pockets on our long treks in every direction of that wild deserted country." This was when the young Fisher first felt the value of being nurtured in body and soul. Later during sensual family dinners free of the dietary strictures normally imposed by her absent grandmother, Fisher began to wonder about happiness and "how it seemed to be connected with open enjoyment of even a badly prepared dish that could be tasted without censure of the tasting." From the first glimpse of the precocious nineteen-year-old, keenly observant and eager for freedom, through the rich remembrances of Fisher in old age, To Begin Again offers great rewards.

Editions:7  Date:1992  Genre(s):Biography, Biographies, Biographies


Last house : reflections, dreams, and observations 1943-1991

by:Fisher, Mary F

The final collection of writings by the critically acclaimed author features journal selections and essays on topics ranging from food to literature to personal relationships.

Editions:4  Date:1995  Genre(s):Biography, Biographies, Biographies


Stay me, oh comfort me : journals and stories, 1933-1941

by:Fisher, Mary F

M.F.K. Fisher worked diligently, and against time, in the months just before her death to assemble her never-before-published journals, short stories, and correspondence, weaving them into two volumes. Continuing where she left off in To Begin Again, this book presents a candid and revealing portrait of the artist during what may have been the most traumatic period of her life. Fisher and her first husband, Al, had returned from France to California by 1933, but the Depression had reduced their hopes and frustrated their artistic aspirations. After a short stay, they left California for Switzerland, accompanied by their friend Dillwyn Parrish.

Editions:6  Date:1993 - 1995  Genre(s):Biography, Biographies, Biographies


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