About M. F. K. Fisher

Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher (1908-1992) was a Californian who lived much of her life in Europe. She worked as a Hollywood screenwriter and novelist, but she is best known for her books of essays on food, which blend memoir, philosophy, and cultural criticism with recipes and advice for living well via the kitchen. She also published a noted translation of Brillat-Savarin’s The Physiology of Taste.

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A Stew or a Story

An Assortment of Short Works

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Recipe Boxes


Dinner Guest

The gamification of cooking

Earning points

Most of the time with cooking and eating, the rules are clear.

Graze: Bites from the Site
First Person

The secret sharer

A father’s legacy

The Culinate Interview

Mollie Katzen

The vegetarian-cooking pioneer


Down South

Barbecue, tamales, cocktails, and more

Local Flavors

A winter romesco sauce

Good on everything

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