In 1929 Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher, newly married, arrived in Dijon, the provincial capital of Burgundy and the gastronomical capital of France. By the end of her three-year stay and studying at l'Ecole des Beaux Arts, she became a passionate gourmand amidst a Europe in violent upheaval.
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A generation before Peter Mayle first set eyes on Provençe, a young American bride, Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher, came to France and discovered a profusion of tastes, pastimes and sensuous pleasures in Dijon, France’s gastronomic capital. Picaresque, mouth-watering and crowded with unforgettable characters, 'Long Ago in France' is indeed a feast of a book, a delightful journey back to a voluptuous, genteel world, now vanished for ever.
“'Long Ago in France' captures, in loving and nostalgic detail, the life of a small French provincial town between the wars, when its inhabitants lived simply, ate well and gossiped”
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“'Long Ago in France' is a Burgundian feast, robust but exquisitely delicate, as fresh as the ingredients bought in this morning’s market”
NICHOLAS WOLLASTON, 'Observer'
“The enveloping glow of a young American couple in love, living on the cheap in 1920s France, is reminiscent of Hemingway – as are the lush discoveries of French wine and food … Marvellously evocative”
“I do not know of anyone in the United States today who writes better prose”
“M.F.K. Fisher is a poet of the appetites”
Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher (1908-1992) is the author of sixteen books of essays and reminiscences, many of which have become American classics. Her books include "The Gastronomical Me "and "How to Cook a Wolf". In 1991, she was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.
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Book Description Simon & Schuster, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0139295488
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97801392954851.0
Book Description Simon & Schuster, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0139295488
Book Description Simon & Schuster, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110139295488