Appreciated by several generations for both her delicate sensibilities and expressive style, 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.
Here Let Us Feast is a delightful anthology of food writing offering excerpts from some of history’s most ventripotent gastrolaters including Petronius, Apuleius, Ovid, and Rabelais. It also includes the thoughtful reflections and inimitable commentary on the pleasures of the table of a woman still considered one of America’s most pre-eminant food writers.
In a recently reissued edition, Here Let Us Feast now also includes an introductory essay from Betty Fussell.