M.F.K. Fisher Archive

The Food Memoir: Harking Back to Childhood

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One of the most profound depictions of memory in literature is immortalized in Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time. The Madeleine Moment, as it is often called, exists in Proust’s seven-volume novel, where the narrator is swamped by memories when he dunks a madeleine, a sort of cake,

The High Art of Food Literature. Seriously?

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“The writer who never talks about eating, about appetite, hunger, food, about cooks and meals, arouses my suspicion as though some vital element were missing in him,” wrote the Italian writer Aldo Buzzi, in his book, The Perfect Egg: And Other Secrets. Yet, writers who write primarily about food

Found Poetry 101: The Restaurant Menu

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RAVIOLI AI QUATTRO FORMAGGI Tuscan Kitchen: Salem, New Hampshire Delicate pasta pillows stuffed— with hand dipped ricotta burrata, fontina and parmigiano cheeses. Light brown butter pan sauce, shaved black truffles. ($15) In the amount of time it took my waiter to return with my glass of sparking Prosecco andthe