Books about Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher

The following list is in chronological order by publishing date with the latest releases at the top. 
Those books hyperlinked are available on Amazon.

M.F.K. Fisher’s Provence
by M.F.K. Fisher and Aileen Ah-Tye

M.F.K. Fisher: Musings on Wine and other Libations 
Anne Zimmerman
Sterling Epicure, 2012

An Extravagant Hunger: The Passionate Years of M.F.K. Fisher
Anne Zimmerman
Counterpoint, 2011

M.F.K. Fisher: An Annotated Bibliography
Donald Zealand
Introduction by Joan Reardon
CreateSpace, 2010

M. F. K. Fisher among the Pots and Pans: Celebrating Her Kitchens.
Joan Reardon 
Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008

A Stew or a Story: An Assortment of Short Works by M.F.K. Fisher
Gathered and Introduced by Joan Reardon
Shoemaker & Hoard, 2006

Poet of the Appetites : The Lives and Loves of M.F.K. Fisher
Joan Reardon
North Point Press, 2004

M F K Fisher and Me: A Memoir of Food and Friendship
Jeannette Ferrary
St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition, 1998

A Welcoming Life: The M.F.K. Fisher Scrapbook
Compiled & Annotated by Dominque Gioia
Counterpoint, 1997

M.F.K. Fisher: A Life in Letters, Correspondence 1929-1991
Selected and compiled by Norah Barr, Marsha Moran and Patrick Moran
Counterpoint, 1997

M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child and Alice Waters: Celebrating the Pleasures of the Table
Joan Reardon 
New York: Harmony/Crown, 1994

Conversations with M.F.K. Fisher
Lazar, David, Ed.
Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1992

Between Friends: M.F.K. Fisher and Me
Ferrary, Jeannette
New York: The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1991

Masters of American Cookery
Fussell, Betty
New York: Times Books, 1983

Touch and Go
Berne, Victoria (pseud. M.F.K. Fisher and Dillwyn Parrish) 
New York & Londo9n: Harper & Brothers, 1939

M.F.K. Fisher: Writer with a Bite
28 minute video
Kathi Wheater, Producer Distributor
Video Free America

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M.F.K.'s Last House

June 11, 2017 - Kennedy Golden, M.F.K.'s daughter, was the source of information for this article written by Luncheon Magazine about the Last House:

​"​I do not know if I have mentioned to you that M.F.K. Fisher’s Last House is being restored as a venue where people will be able to gather to celebrate her life and literary contributions, as well as her love of good food, writing, people and the nature that surrounds her house on the Audubon Canyon Ranch(ACR)/Bouverie Preserve in Glen Ellen. ACR's hope is that the house will become a gathering place for chef lunches and dinners, presentations, gatherings around the many things important to her, meetings, and perhaps in the future,even writers’ retreats and other events connecting her to the work of Audubon Canyon Ranch. It is a very exciting venture and we are hoping to raise adequate funding so that it will be possible to maintain the house and create programming of interest to fans, friends, and community members long into the future. There was an initial fundraising event, First Meal LAST HOUSE, in June, curated by Sheana Davis of the Epicurean Connection in Sonoma, where about 100 guests, including a group of amazing chefs, gathered to enjoy good food and wine in the house in its current early stage of restoration. Although there is no desire or plan for Last House to be a museum, many of M.F.K. FIsher’s books, pieces of art and other personal possessions, including her recognizable Rattan Queen Chair, her typewriter and typing table, and her dining table at which she both prepared and enjoyed meals with many people over her 20 years in the house, have returned to the house to give a sense of her presence in the space. First Meal was a wonderful start to what is hoped to be a long list of great events both in and in support of the Last House Project. More events are planned for this fall. If you have any interest in learning more, there is some good information available on the ACR website at​".​

The ​Chefs for First Meal at Last House​ ​included:

Sheana Davis, The Epicurean Connection: Caviar, chef-made creme Fraiche in Sonoma potato cup; Orange zest poached scallops; Cheese Bar including: Delice de la Vallee, served with spring pea shoot and mint pesto; Creme de fromage, served with raspberry rose petal jam; and P-1 double brie, served with Glen Ellen honey and meyer lemon.

Scott Worsham/Siri Worsham/Jeremy Leven, mfk restaurant, Chicago: Boquerones, piquillo pepper-fenel slaw, baguette; Cantabrian Salt-cured anchovy, buttered toast, lemon zest​.

Joanne & Keith Filipello/Wild Thyme: Mary Frances’ legendary ratatouille from her book With Bold Knife and Fork.

Justin Wangler/ Jackson Family Wines: Smoked Liberty Duck, roasted beets, strawberries, shiso.

Mathew Elias/ The Bodega: Hog Island sweet water oyster on the half shell, smoked oyster mayonnaise, herbed oyster cracker.

Jodie Rubin/ Chef: Chef-cured Bodega salmon with creme de fromage & puff pastry pillows.

Thomas Keller Restaurant Group/Bouchon Bakery: Delicious short bread

Cherlene & Alex Wright (MFKF grandson)/Crack’d Toffee: Semi-sweet, dark and white chocolate toffee selection in gift bags for guests and Chefs.

The return of M.F.K. Fisher’s Last House

Also you might enjoy this article by Lisa Amand, SF based freelance writer, and a video of Last House where you will see Kennedy featured in the story.


Centennial Birthday Celebration in Chicago

See the place setting menu for the joint Les Dames d'Escoffier and ChicaGourmets celebration of MFKF's 100th birthday by CLICKING HERE.  Some of the dishes on the menu were from MFK Fisher among the Pots and Pans and there was a book signing of that centennial book at the reception.  The event was held at Shaw's Restaurant in Chicago on Bastille Day Eve, July 13th.


Supporting the MFK Fisher fund

Included on the list above are books about M.F.K. Fisher. Those titles that change color when you hover your mouse over them are still in print and available for sale at Just click on the book title to purchase a book.

In Association with all proceeds generated by the sales of books through this site will benefit the Les Dames d'Escoffier M.F.K. Fisher fund.