M. F. K. Fisher Quotes (22 quotes)
“War is a beastly business, it is true, but one proof we are human is our ability to learn, even from it, how better to exist.”
―M. F. K. Fisher
The Measure of Her Powers: An M. F. K. Fisher Reader (2000 edition), Counterpoint Press - ISBN: 9781582431048
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M. F. K. Fisher
Born: July 3, 1908
Died: June 22, 1992 (aged 83)
Bio: Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher 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.
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