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As many of you know, I was New York City this past week attending Book Expo America (BEA). I was lucky enough to have some moments of free time, which I spent visiting bookstores (what else?).
Dawn from She Is Too Fond of Books was my navigator (see her blog for stories of our adventures in Central Park!), and one of the first stores we browsed through was McNally Jackson.
Guess what I found hidden in the food and cooking section? A Stew or a Story, a collection of essays and short pieces by M. F. K. Fisher. The book was originally published by Shoemaker & Hoard in 2006 and was compiled by Joan Reardon. I have had a hard time finding this volume, so I immediately snatched the last copy off the shelf and took it home with me (well, I paid for it, of course!).
Fisher is my favorite food writer, and this book gathers articles that originally appeared in women's magazines, newspapers, literary magazines, and food magazines. The essays are grouped into the following sections:
- Personal Gastronomy
- Food, Wine, and Other Potables
- Places and People
- Seasons and Celebrations
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Published by Shoemaker & Hoard, 2006