The Art of Eating is a 50th anniversary reprint of five books originally printed under other names: Serve it Forth, Consider the Oyster, How to Cook a Wolf, The Gastronomical Me, and An Alphabet for Gourmets.
Each book brings a fresh way of looking at food, a timeless philosophy of enjoying what you have with people you love.
Serve it Forth is a look at food and culture throughout history.
Consider the Oyster gives her thoughts on oysters, along with its origination and the science behind it.
How to Cook a Wolf was written around the time of World War II and explains how to eat well with what is available. In a time of food shortages and hardship, this book encouraged people to find joy in each meal.
The Gastronomical Me is somewhat of a cult classic in the culinary world. It shows a glimpse of the author's life, a memoir showing the important ties between food, life, and love.
An Alphabet for Gourmets was originally a series of magazine articles. Each one represented a letter of the alphabet and told about Fisher's adventures.
These timeless books encourage eating to be an art, a time for friendship and hospitality, to make each meal wonderful no matter how simple it is. At a time when eating was utilitarian, meals were scarce, and mostly consisted of avoiding food poisoning, her methods and philosophy brought new life to the table.
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