On the back cover it says, “I do not know of anyone in the United States today who writes better prose.” So said by Auden.
Yup. That pretty much covers it!
Fisher has this way of taking something that we consider mundane (eating) and crafting stories around food experiences in her life. But it’s more than that — she just makes the obvious and the typical seem magical by the way she writes about it.
I did a little research on her life to get some of the references in the book, but mostly, you should just read it and enjoy it. Let the MFK Fisher in your mind be the one that is real.