The 3rd of July is the birthday of Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher, born on the 3rd of July, 1908, in Michigan.
She wrote over 27 books on food, including a translation of The Physiology of Taste by Brillat-Savarin and the now-famous “The Cooking of Provincial France” for Time-Life magazine.
Gourmet magazine called her writing “sensuous, evocative” Ferrary, Jeannette. True Confessions. New York: Gourmet Magazine. July 2008.
W.H. Auden called her America’s greatest writer.
People who have read her say that her anecdotes have stayed with them for years afterward, if not a lifetime.
Some say that it’s through her they realized that even something such as butter could have terroir.
|↑1||Ferrary, Jeannette. True Confessions. New York: Gourmet Magazine. July 2008.|