Long Ago in France: The Years in Dijon

M. F. K. Fisher, Author Prentice Hall $17.95 (159p) ISBN 978-0-13-929548-5
When Fisher ( The Art of Eating ) arrived in Dijon, the ancient capital of Burgundy, in 1929, she and her new husband were both American postgraduate students, in love with each other, with France and with the people among whom the couple lived. During the Fishers' three-year stay in Dijon, the author absorbed the essence of the French character and the joys of Dijonnais cookery; her exquisite perceptions and eloquent evocations of those years appeal with more than nostalgia. Fisher's memories arouse envy of the wonderful feasts that even the poor students could afford, appreciation for her tough-tender Burgundian neighbors and aching empathy with the innocent young lovers. (Feb.)
Reviewed on: 02/04/1991
Release date: 02/01/1991
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