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The very surprising M.F.K. Fisher
M.F.K. Fisher had a way of surprising people. Take the name, for instance. Hiding behind those genderless initials stood a woman. That was a shocker in the 1930s. For anyone who could write so confidently and exult in a subject so base as food had to be a man, maybe a "frail young don from Oxford" or so her first publishers hoped.
June 20, 2012