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Author: M. F. K. Fisher, adapted by Kelly Nespor Narrator: Anne Archer, Kurt Ehrmann, Jennifer Friedmann, Lily Shaw, David Tierney Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2015 ISBN: 9781580819237
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A portrait of one of the greatest American food writers of the twentieth century, Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher, whose writing transcended recipes and reviews to probe our deep-seated relationship to our appetites. Assembled from diaries, journalism, and short stories, Kelly Nespor’s play creates a vivid tableau of the life of this preeminent and influential gourmet.

An LA Theatre Works full-cast production featuring Anne Archer, Kurt Ehrmann, Jennifer Friedmann, Lily Shaw, and David Tierney, directed by Paul Frellick and recorded before a live audience

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  • “Anne Archer heads the cast of this recorded performance featuring excerpts from food writer M.F.K. Fisher’s works. Archer illuminates both the sensuousness and the humor of Fisher’s observations on food and people, while the supporting cast provides balance and contrast. Because this is a stage production, listeners can expect to hear sound effects and the audience’s laughter, both of which add to the theater ambiance. The segments range from Fisher’s early experience with trying new foods to her struggles dealing with her second husband’s illness. Fans will recognize many of the dramatized pieces, and newcomers will enjoy this introduction to Fisher’s lifelong obsession with food and how it underscores so many aspects of our lives.”


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About the Author

M. F. K. Fisher (1908–1992) was a preeminent American food writer. She was also a founder of the Napa Valley Wine Library. She wrote some twenty-seven books, including a translation of The Physiology of Taste by Brillat-Savarin. Her books are an amalgam of food literature, travel, and memoir. Fisher believed that eating well was just one of the “arts of life” and explored this in her writing.