Every year I savour the five books it contains, Serve It Forth, Consider The Oyster, How To Cook A Wolf, The Gastronomical Me, and, of course, An Alphabet For Gourmets. Slowly, I begin to make my way through her recipes.
The recipes, though, are not the sole reason or even a reason to read M.F.K. Fisher. Sappy as it sounds, immersing oneself in her words imbues one with a greater awareness of everyday occurrences, the lyricism of the mundane and the routine, and a finer sensitivity to that which is consumed and how. Buy a copy, sign them out of the library, or borrow some from a friend and see what you think.