“There is more than the communion of bodies when bread is broken and wine drunk.” —mfk fisher
Food, friends and family are one way to celebrate life. Woven together with shared adventures, they become a story.
Since 1987, I have lived with my family in six countries on three continents. During our first years overseas in Singapore I discovered the writings of M.F.K. Fisher. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._F._K._Fisher
Her stories about people, places and food influenced and mentored me since that time. Through her words, my love for France began many years before we moved to Paris in 2010.
Fisher’s imagery weaves food and life experiences together with relationships. It’s an important mingling. We are nourished by good food. We are nurtured by friendship and love with the people in our lives .
Thus became the template for my own recollections set in Singapore, Cyprus, Taiwan, Germany, France, Latvia, Spain, and America. Fisher believed in not simply writing for oneself. Instead, she said, write towards someone you love…
In July 2016, one of these stories received an award for excellence in culinary writing by Les Dames d’Escoffier International. http://www.ldei.org
This international organization sponsors an annual contest for women writers in the area of food, fine beverages, or the arts of the table. The award was established by M.F.K. Fisher before she died in 1992. Here is the story link: Secret Eating
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