John Updike called her “the poet of the appetites.” W.H. Auden said, “I do not know of anyone in the United States who writes better prose.” And yet Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher, who published more than 20 books from 1937 on, remained largely on the periphery of American letters because of her subject matter: food and cooking. “It was woman’s stuff, a trifle,” she once said. Nowadays, of course, food is a huge, political, tome-worthy subject, not a trifle at all, and Fisher looks prescient. In a display of... More >>>