Monday, July 03, 2006

writing for food

Friends are writing to me... they know who they are, so here's another turn at the mike.

I went to a college reunion a week ago, and ended up telling people about M F K Fisher. Why is she important? Well, unless you've read her amazing essay on eating in wartime (checking reference...) you might struggle here. Basically, I think the point of her writing is keeping things going, attention-wise, concerning what you're eating. There aren't many more important lessons than that, and nowhere do you get it, distilled with the style and grace of MFK. Plus she looks a treat, too.

I wonder if it would be possible to eat and live, and write about it too, MFK-style, but limiting yourself to non-animal stuff.

What I'm reading of MFK at the moment: The Art of Eating