Wikidata-logo.svg M. F. K. Fisher
Res apud Vicidata repertae:
Nativitas: 3 Iulii 1908; Albion
Obitus: 22 Iunii 1992; Glen Ellen
Patria: Civitates Foederatae Americae
Nomen nativum: Mary Frances Kennedy


Munus: auctor, diarist, scriptor, memoirist, scriptor scaenicus


Coniunx: Dillwyn Parrish

M. F. K. Fisher, plene Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher, fuit scriptrix Americana in rebus cibariis praestans, quae etiam bibliothecam Vini Vallis Napensis condidit. Libros fere viginti septem edidit, inter quos The Physiology of Taste ('Physiologia gustus'), quem ex Ioannis Anthelmi Brillat-Savarin Physiologie du goût interpretata est. Duo volumina eius ephemeridum brevi tempore ante mortem prolata sunt. Primus liber eius, Serve it Forth, anno 1937 prolatus est. Eius libri sunt commentarii mixti, qui de victu, periegesi, memoriis tractant. M. F. K. Fisher credidit bonum cibum unam tantum ex "artibus vivendi" esse, quod in scriptis suis investigare solebat. W. H. Auden olim de ea dixit: "Neminem in Civitatibus Foederatis novi qui meliorem orationem solutam scribit."[1][2]


  • Serve It Forth (Harper 1937), ISBN 0865473692
  • Touch and Go (Harper and Brothers 1939) (cum Dillwyn Parrish nomine litterario Victoria Berne)
  • Consider the Oyster (Duell, Sloan and Pierce 1941), ISBN 0865473358
  • How to Cook a Wolf (Duell, Sloan and Pierce 1942), ISBN 0865473366
  • The Gastronomical Me (Duell, Sloan and Pierce 1943), ISBN 0865473927
  • Here Let Us Feast, A Book of Banquets (Viking 1946), ISBN 0865472068
  • Not Now but Now (Viking 1947), ISBN 0865470723
  • An Alphabet for Gourmets (Viking 1949), ISBN 0865473919
  • The Physiology of Taste [interpretatio] (Limited Editions Club 1949), ISBN 9781582431031
  • The Art of Eating (MacMillan 1954), ISBN 0394713990
  • A Cordiall Water: A Garland of Odd & Old Receipts to Assuage the Ills of Man or Beast (Little Brown 1961), ISBN 0865470367
  • The Story of Wine in California (University of California Press 1962). OCLC 560806180.
  • Map of Another Town: A Memoir of Provence (Little Brown 1964). OCLC 1597658.
  • Recipes: The Cooking of Provincial France (Time-Life Books 1968); retractatus anno 1969 nomine The Cooking of Provincial France
  • With Bold Knife and Fork (Putnam 1969), ISBN 0399503978
  • Among Friends (Knopf 1971), ISBN 0865471169
  • A Considerable Town (Knopf 1978), ISBN 0394427114
  • Not a Station but a Place (Synergistic Press 1979), ISBN 0912184027
  • As They Were (Knopf 1982), ISBN 0394713486
  • Sister Age (Vintage 1983), ISBN 0394723856
  • Spirits of the Valley (Targ Editions 1985)
  • Fine Preserving: M.F.K. Fisher's Annotated Edition of Catherine Plagemann's Cookbook (Aris Books 1986), ISBN 0671630652
  • Dubious Honors (North Point Press 1988), ISBN 0865473188
  • The Boss Dog: A Story of Provence (Yolla Bolly Press 1990), ISBN 0865474656
  • Long Ago in France: The Years in Dijon (Prentice Hall 1991), ISBN 0139295488
  • To Begin Again: Stories and Memoirs 1908-1929 (Pantheon 1992), ISBN 0679415769
  • Stay Me, Oh Comfort Me: Journals and Stories 1933-1941 (Pantheon 1993), ISBN 0679758259
  • Last House: Reflections, Dreams and Observations 1943-1991 (Pantheon 1995), ISBN 0679774114
  • Aphorisms of Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin from His Work, The Physiology of Taste (1998)
  • A Life in Letters (Counterpoint 1998), ISBN 1887178465
  • From the Journals of M. F. K. Fisher (Pantheon 1999), ISBN 0375708073
  • Two Kitchens in Provence (Yolla Bolly Press 1999)
  • Home Cooking: An Excerpt from a Letter to Eleanor Friede, December, 1970 (Weatherford Press 2000)


  1. Anglice: "I do not know of anyone in the United States who writes better prose."
  2. Lazar 1992.


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