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Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher (1908)

Raised in California, Fisher moved to Dijon, France, after her first marriage. There, she was inspired by the gastronomist Brillat-Savarin, and her 1949 translation of his Physiology of Taste is considered a classic. She created a new literary genre with her culinary writing, producing witty essays evoking the pleasures of life and food in a graceful style. Her books include How to Cook a Wolf and The Gastronomical Me. Where did Fisher spend her last 20 years? More...
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Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher (1908)
Raised in California, Fisher moved to Dijon, France, after her first marriage. There, she was inspired by the gastronomist Brillat-Savarin, and her 1949 translation of his Physiology of Taste is considered a classic. She created a new literary genre with her culinary writing, producing witty essays evoking the pleasures of life and food in a graceful style. Her books include How to Cook a Wolf and The Gastronomical Me.
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Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher (July 3, 1908 – June 22, 1992) was a preeminent American food writer. She was also a founder of the Napa Valley Wine Library. She wrote some 27 books, including a translation of The Physiology of Taste by Brillat-Savarin. Two volumes of her journals and correspondence came out shortly before her death in 1992. Her first book, Serve it Forth, was published in 1937. Her books are an amalgam of food literature, travel and memoir. Fisher believed that eating well was just one of the "arts of life" and explored this in her writing. W. H. Auden once remarked: "I do not know of anyone in the United States who writes better prose."[1]
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SHELTERED by a grove of bay trees, madroños and live oaks, the white stucco house in Sonoma County's Valley of the Moon hugs a meadow where wildflowers bloom in slabs of yellow and sprinklings of rich purple. The barbed-wire fences and cattle-guards are still in place, though the cows that feasted on M. F. K. Fisher's grapevines are gone. Gone, too, is the sign warning drop-ins away from the ranch where Last House, as Fisher called her retreat, was built for her in 1971. “Trespassers,” it announced, “will be violated.”

“Mary Frances' house was full of vitality — just really stimulating,” said Marsha Moran, the author's assistant for 12 years. “When you entered her space you came alive.”

When Fisher moved to Glen Ellen, she was 62 and independent. In the next two decades, eye problems, arthritis and Parkinson's disease turned her into an invalid. At the same time, the success of books including “Two Towns in Provence” brought the masses to her door; colleagues, including Alice Waters, visited, and Bill Moyers came to talk about love, loss and aging.

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