My Kitchen Wars: A Memoir

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Bison Books
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5.48 X 8.06 X 0.53 inches | 0.59 pounds
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About the Author
Betty Fussell has lectured widely on food and food history and won the 2008 James Beard Award for "Magazine Feature Writing with Recipes." She is the author of eleven books, including Masters of American Cookery: M. F. K. Fisher, James Beard, Craig Claiborne, Julia Child (available in a Bison Books edition), The Story of Corn, and Raising Steaks. Laura Shapiro is the author of Julia Child (winner of the Literary Book Award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals) and several other books.
"This work features dark humor and stunning gastronomic descriptions that will speak to Fussell's contemporaries and astonish younger generations fighting different battles today."--Library Journal
"The author (and chef) knows how to get the most from her ingredients, and she uses not only irony but also self-deprecating humor and poignant understatement with delicate precision."--Booklist
"[Fussell] marks the passage of time through foods eaten, tastes discovered, pots and pans employed--and then ladles on salacious detail as the gravy. This is juicy stuff."--New York Times Book Review
"Fussell serves up the story of her life with the same cutting wit and pungent detail that distinguish her cookbooks."--Elle
"Fussell has led a fascinating life during interesting times, and tells her story with a down-to-earth realness and inhibition that keeps you engrossed from decade to decade. . . . There is no question who has come out on top in this war."--Carolyn W. Fanelli, (4/15/2009 12:00:00 AM)