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How to Cook a Wolf

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ISBN13: 9780865473362
ISBN10: 0865473366
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First published in 1942 when wartime shortages were at their worst, the ever-popular How to Cook a Wolf, continues to surmount the unavoidable problem of cooking within a budget. Here is a wealth of practical and delicious ways to keep the wolf from the door. Laced with Fisher's delightful and high-spirited cultural commentary are: the simple plan of balancing each day, not each meal; a section on "How to Keep Alive;" and more than seventy creative and economical recipes for soups, fish, eggs, bread, ham and beef, and cakes. How to Cook a Wolf offers a timeless model for cooking, eating, and living pleasurably under any circumstance.

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"I do not know of any one in the United States who writes better prose." W. H. Auden

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"Poet of the appetites." John Updike

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"She writes about fleeting tastes and feasts vividly, excitingly, sensuously, exquisitely. There is almost a wicked thrill in following her uninhibited track through the glories of the good life." James Beard

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"She writes about food as others do about love, but rather better." Clifton Fadiman

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"M.F.K. Fisher... brings onstage a peach or a brace of quail and shows us history, cities, fantasies, memories, emotions." Patricia Storace, The New York Review of Books

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"M.F.K. Fisher is our greatest food writer because she puts food in the mount, the mind and the imagination all at the same time. Beyond the gastronomical bravura, she is a passionate woman; food is her metaphor." Shana Alexander

Synopsis:

Written to inspire courage in those daunted by wartimes shortages, How to Cook a Wolf continues to rally cooks during times of plenty, reminding them that providing sustenance requires more than putting food on the table. M. F. K. Fisher knew that the last thing hungry people needed were hints on cutting back and making do. Instead, she gives her readers license to dream, to experiment, to construct adventurous and delicious meals as a bulwark against a dreary, meager present. Her fine prose provides reason in itself to draw our chairs close to the hearth; we can still enjoy her company and her exhortations to celebrate life by eating well.

M.F.K. Fisher is the author of sixteen books of essays and reminiscences, many of which have become American classics. In 1991, she was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. She died in 1992. Written to inspire courage in those daunted by wartimes shortages, How to Cook a Wolf continues to rally cooks during times of plenty, reminding them that providing sustenance requires more than putting food on the table. M. F. K. Fisher knew that the last thing hungry people needed were hints on cutting back and making do. Instead, she gives her readers license to dream, to experiment, to construct adventurous and delicious meals as a bulwark against a dreary, meager present. Her prose provides reason in itself to draw our chairs close to the hearth; we can still enjoy her company and her exhortations to celebrate life by eating well.I do not know of anyone in the United States who writes better prose.--W.H. Auden

Poet of the appetites.--John Updike

She writes about fleeting tastes and feasts vividly, excitingly, sensuously, exquisitely. There is almost a wicked thrill in following her uninhibited track through the glories of the good life.--James Beard

She writes about food as others do about love, but rather better.--Clifton Fadiman

M. F. K. Fisher . . . brings onstage a peach or a brace of quail and shows us history, cities, fantasies, memories, emotions.--Patricia Storace, The New York Review of Books

M. F. K. Fisher is our greatest food writer because she puts food in the mount, the mind and the imagination all at the same time. Beyond the gastronomical bravura, she is a passionate woman; food is her metaphor.--Shana Alexander

Synopsis:

Written to inspire courage in those daunted by wartimes shortages, How to Cook a Wolf continues to rally cooks during times of plenty, reminding them that providing sustenance requires more than putting food on the table. M. F. K. Fisher knew that the last thing hungry people needed were hints on cutting back and making do. Instead, she gives her readers license to dream, to experiment, to construct adventurous and delicious meals as a bulwark against a dreary, meager present. Her fine prose provides reason in itself to draw our chairs close to the hearth; we can still enjoy her company and her exhortations to celebrate life by eating well.

About the Author

M.F.K. Fisher is the author of sixteen books of essays and reminiscences, many of which have become American classics. In 1991, she was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. She died in 1992.

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Portablepomme, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by Portablepomme)
This book is delightful with all its detailed war-time eccentricities!
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Lisa Smith, March 3, 2009 (view all comments by Lisa Smith)
There is no one like M.F.K. Fisher for instructing on how to hold your head high during hard times. The wolf she is cooking is the one who is at the door. (And she was writing in the time and place of food rationing.) She cooks him well, with advice on the relationship between discipline and appetites, with recipes, and with spirit. Must reading in these days.
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randomw, April 24, 2007 (view all comments by randomw)
I read this in college and found the creative recipes helpful The ability to maximize taste and minimize expense made life more enjoyable.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780865473362
Author:
Fisher, M. F. K.
Publisher:
North Point Press
Author:
Fisher, M. F. K.
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Home economics
Subject:
Gastronomy
Subject:
General Cooking
Subject:
Cooking and Food-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
v. 2
Publication Date:
19881031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
8.1 x 4.96 x 0.64 in

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Product details 216 pages North Point Press - English 9780865473362 Reviews:
"Review" by , "I do not know of any one in the United States who writes better prose."
"Review" by , "Poet of the appetites."
"Review" by , "She writes about fleeting tastes and feasts vividly, excitingly, sensuously, exquisitely. There is almost a wicked thrill in following her uninhibited track through the glories of the good life."
"Review" by , "She writes about food as others do about love, but rather better."
"Review" by , "M.F.K. Fisher... brings onstage a peach or a brace of quail and shows us history, cities, fantasies, memories, emotions."
"Review" by , "M.F.K. Fisher is our greatest food writer because she puts food in the mount, the mind and the imagination all at the same time. Beyond the gastronomical bravura, she is a passionate woman; food is her metaphor."
"Synopsis" by , Written to inspire courage in those daunted by wartimes shortages, How to Cook a Wolf continues to rally cooks during times of plenty, reminding them that providing sustenance requires more than putting food on the table. M. F. K. Fisher knew that the last thing hungry people needed were hints on cutting back and making do. Instead, she gives her readers license to dream, to experiment, to construct adventurous and delicious meals as a bulwark against a dreary, meager present. Her fine prose provides reason in itself to draw our chairs close to the hearth; we can still enjoy her company and her exhortations to celebrate life by eating well.

M.F.K. Fisher is the author of sixteen books of essays and reminiscences, many of which have become American classics. In 1991, she was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. She died in 1992. Written to inspire courage in those daunted by wartimes shortages, How to Cook a Wolf continues to rally cooks during times of plenty, reminding them that providing sustenance requires more than putting food on the table. M. F. K. Fisher knew that the last thing hungry people needed were hints on cutting back and making do. Instead, she gives her readers license to dream, to experiment, to construct adventurous and delicious meals as a bulwark against a dreary, meager present. Her prose provides reason in itself to draw our chairs close to the hearth; we can still enjoy her company and her exhortations to celebrate life by eating well.I do not know of anyone in the United States who writes better prose.--W.H. Auden

Poet of the appetites.--John Updike

She writes about fleeting tastes and feasts vividly, excitingly, sensuously, exquisitely. There is almost a wicked thrill in following her uninhibited track through the glories of the good life.--James Beard

She writes about food as others do about love, but rather better.--Clifton Fadiman

M. F. K. Fisher . . . brings onstage a peach or a brace of quail and shows us history, cities, fantasies, memories, emotions.--Patricia Storace, The New York Review of Books

M. F. K. Fisher is our greatest food writer because she puts food in the mount, the mind and the imagination all at the same time. Beyond the gastronomical bravura, she is a passionate woman; food is her metaphor.--Shana Alexander

"Synopsis" by ,
Written to inspire courage in those daunted by wartimes shortages, How to Cook a Wolf continues to rally cooks during times of plenty, reminding them that providing sustenance requires more than putting food on the table. M. F. K. Fisher knew that the last thing hungry people needed were hints on cutting back and making do. Instead, she gives her readers license to dream, to experiment, to construct adventurous and delicious meals as a bulwark against a dreary, meager present. Her fine prose provides reason in itself to draw our chairs close to the hearth; we can still enjoy her company and her exhortations to celebrate life by eating well.

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