Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

M. F. K. Fisher
(1908-1992) born on
Jul 3
US "culinary expert, author". "She was best known for her writings on basic human needs, especially food: "The Art of Eating," 1954."

"When a man is small, he loves and hates food with a ferocity which soon dims. But at six years old his very bowels will heave when such a dish as creamed carrots or cold tapioca appears before him."

"When I write of hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and warmth and the love of it . . . and it is all one."
"For anyone addicted to reading commonplace books . . . finding a good new one is much like enduring a familiar recurrence of malaria, with fever, fits of shaking, strange dreams . . . ."
". . . gastronomical perfection can be reached in these combinations: one person dining alone, usually upon a couch or a hill side; two people, of no matter what sex or age, dining in a good restaurant; six people . . . dining in a good home."
"Central heating, French rubber goods, and cookbooks are three amazing proofs of man's ingenuity in transforming necessity into art, and of these, cookbooks are perhaps most lastingly delightful."


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  Interview 3 Nov 1978.
R: "When asked why she wrote about eating and drinking, from her 1943 book "The Gastronomical Me;" quoted in "Time," 16 May 1983."
A: "Preface to a book by Robert Grabhorn, 1988."
N: ""An Alphabet for Gourmets," "From A to Z" chapter, 1949."
K: ""Serve it Forth," ch. 4, 1937."

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