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Jeannette Ferrary & Louise Fiszer Book Reviews


Out of the Kitchen
by Jeannette Ferrary

Jeannette Ferrary, a food writer for The New York Times and author of M.F.K. Fisher and Me, tells the story of her life as it relates to food. This is the journey from a girl's ambivalence about food ("women's work") to a career immersed in cuisine. Here are the changes she went through over feminism, career, food, marriage, divorce, childraising, work, and play. All along the way, food played an important part of her life, as heritage and legacy, as symbol, as nourishment, and as pleasure. The book contains many recipes as well as portraits of many of America's most famous chefs.




A Good Day for Salad
by Louise Fiszer and Jeannette Ferrary

A Good Day for Salad celebrates the abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables with a variety of recipes for delicious salads that can be served as starters, entrees and even desserts. I their soft cover cookbook, Fiszer
and Ferrary capture the sparkle and excitement of contemporary salads in a practical, helpful format tailored to today's lifestyles. Whether packing a picnic, throwing a party, or making a meal out of it, this book has a good recipe. Its 150 recipes are separated into categories that include Starter Salads, Party Salads, Slender Salads, Wrapped Salads, and Dinners in a Bowl.


A Good Day for Soup
By Jeannette Ferrary and Louise Fiszer

For hundreds of years, soup has been a mainstay worldwide which has never gone out of vogue. In their latest book, Ferrary and Fiszer celebrate soups in all their diversity, with over 200 delicious, practical and, best
of all, easy-to-make recipes. These recipes take advantage of fresh, seasonal ingredients, with end results--hearty Split Pea, Carrot and Country Ham Soup; flavorful Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls; a tangy
Minestrone--which make for quintessential comfort foods. Children will love the Spaghetti and Meatball Soup or Ball Park Soup. Dieters will be more than satisfied with a big bowl of Tomato-Mushroom Bisque or Asparagus,
Pea and Shrimp Soup with Lemongrass. With this cookbook, you'll learn the basics for preparing the best possible stock and how to make great soups out of everything from last night's Caesar salad to steak and potatoes. This is a spirited, anecdotal and informative good read.


M.F.K. Fisher and Me: A Memoir of Food and Friendship
By Jeannette Ferrary

Fisher has been long hailed for revolutionizing the way Americans think about food and has been called America's "Grande dame of food". This book is a series of vivid recollections of Fisher, and Ferrary's friendship with the elusive and elegant Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher. Ferrary writes of Fisher, "She's good at falling in love, in all kinds of ways with all kinds of things: people, ideas, moments. That's what her writing is about:
enthusiasms." No longer is she M.F.K. Fisher, the famous and charismatic food writer, but in this book she is simply Mary Frances, the person beneath the remarkable literary figure. This is more than a biography of a
dynamic writer; it is a tribute to a friendship, a love letter and thank-you note from Ferrary to Fisher.

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