Here Let Us Feast is far more than an anthology of food writing. It offers a pleasant reflection on the pleasures of the table by a woman still considered as America’s pre-eminent food writer.
The book contains notable excerpts from history’s most ventripotent gastrolaters including Petronius, Apuleius, Ovid, and Rabelais as well as the author’s own inimitable commentary.
M.F.K Fisher, wrote thirty-three food books in her lifetime, including The Art of Eating, With Bold Knife and Fork, and a translation of The Physiology of Taste by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. Recently reissued, Here Let Us Feast now includes an introductory essay from Betty Fussell.