Author of the Month: M.F.K. Fisher

Our Author of the Month for June is the American food writer M.F.K Fisher. The wit and warmth of her writing is infectious, and belies, or perhaps arises from, a fierce and deeply humane intelligence. She has been described, by Simon Schama, as ‘the greatest food writer who has ever lived’ and W.H. Auden once remarked of her ‘I do not know of anyone in the United States who writes better prose.’

Several of her best books (there were an impressive 27 in total) have been brought back into print by Daunt Books. Start with The Gastronomical Me, an often hilarious account that traces her food memories from early childhood to her discovery of French food, and French ways of thinking about food, in Dijon in the 1930s.