The Gastronomical Me
Introduced by Ruth Reichl
The food memoir that inspired a new way of thinking about what we eat and how we live. Illustrated with 12 pages of black and white photographs chronicling the author's remarkable life.
In 1929, M. F. K. Fisher, young and newly married, left her home in California and sailed with her husband to Dijon, at the time hailed as ‘the gastronomic capital of the world’. In The Gastronomical Me she charts her culinary coming of age and maps all the significant moments of her life – relationships formed and broken, homes made and moved on from – against meals she has enjoyed and wine she has drunk. Hers is a truly distinctive voice, and this chronicle of her passionate embrace of a whole new way of eating, drinking and celebrating the senses marked Fisher’s emergence as a new kind of food writer – one for which food is a metaphor for living.